Category: Member Profiles

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What Moms Say

Happy Mother’s Day to all the SAR moms out there! We asked our Saskatoon SAR members who are moms to share their thoughts on being a mom in SAR. “As a mom and a volunteer at SSAR, I encourage my children to give back to the community that provides so much support to us as individuals. Being part of the SSAR team is one way to do that.” — Dianne Allen “Being part of SSAR has been one of the best volunteer experiences. It is an organization that you can be proud to be a member of. As a mom and...

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Member Profile – Rebecca Basset

This article was first published in SSAR News, June 2013.  What’s your favourite colour? If you’re a Search & Rescue member and it’s orange, you’re in luck. Unfortunately, Rebecca Basset is not such a person. Orange is definitely not a favoured colour but it’s growing on her and since joining SSAR in September 2011 her wardrobe colours have expanded. Rebecca is the owner of Everyday First Aid Training. Rather than simply providing certification courses she targets first aid instruction to specific purposes. For example, it’s most important for new moms to learn baby CPR and information on child-specific injuries and...

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Scott Wright – 2014 Shield Award Winner

Congratulations to Scott Wright for being the 2014 recipient of the Shield Award from the Saskatoon Fire Department. What a great way to celebrate National Volunteer Week! Scott Wright was born into search and rescue. His father was a helicopter pilot in the Air Force and Scott grew up hanging out with SAR techs and being used as a spotter during search exercises. As a teenager living in British Columbia, he was involved with the Coast Guard’s Marine Search and Rescue. Scott moved around the country a lot before setting down in Saskatchewan. In each place he lived he always...

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Member Profile – Rick Barsky

Have you ever watched children playing and observed their love for the outdoors? Seen what fascinates them and holds their interest? “You can tell who would make a good Search and Rescue member one day,” says Rick Barsky. “I hope I’m encouraging the next generation.” After 25 years working and owning a business in the photofinishing industry, Rick took a year off, got a student loan, went back to school and entered a whole new profession. As an Educational Assistant in the Saskatoon Public School Division for the past 15 years, Rick works with pre-kindergarten and special needs children at...