SSAR News

Saskatoon Search and Rescue publishes a monthly newsletter featuring upcoming events and training, reports on past events, training and activations, and other items of interest. Sign up to receive the newsletter.

Past newsletter issues:

January 20172016 Year in Review article, Mental Health First Aid training review, activations report.

December 2016 – Activations report; “Search is an Emergency” blog post.

November 2016 – Recruiting is in full swing; report from SARscene.

October 2016 – Activation reports; members headed to SARscene; and report on MJSE #2.

September 2016 – Activation report, fall training schedule.

August 2016 – Activation report, equipment update and events re-cap. Busy times!

July 2016 – No newsletter this month.

June 2016 – Check out our new promotional video! A report from the Multi-Jurisdictional Search Exercise in Coderre and SSAR AGM and election results.

May 2016 – Getting into the spirit of community — riverbank trail cleanup for Meewasin and having the best water station at the Saskatoon Police Half Marathon.

April 2016 – Growing our AdventureSmart program; a look at Search Dog training.

March 2016 – PSAR display at Cabela’s; a presentation to Meewasin Rotary; and a donation from Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations.

February 2016 – First Aid duties at Meewasin skate parties; display at the Banff Mountain Film Festival; and AdventureSmart presentations; and 5 things one of our members learned at training.

January 2016 – Welcome new Basic Searchers; summary of activations.

December 2015 – Members write about their experiences at SARscene and the SARVAC workshop.

November 2015 – SSAR members attend national SARscene conference in PEI; SARVAC workshop in Saskatoon; and help newly-formed Parkland SAR with their first Basic Searcher course.

October 2015 – STARS landing zone training; Mark’s favourite piece of gear.

September 2015 – The start of a new Basic Searcher Course; first aid duties at Ebon Stables events.

August 2015 – SSAR member assist with fire fighting efforts in Northern Saskatchewan; Search Dog training and the fall SSAR training schedule.

July 2015 – No newsletter this month.

June 2015 – Emergency Communications Project fully funded! Result of 31 Days of SSAR campaign.

May 2015 – Introducing the 31 Days of SSAR campaign and other fundraising events — gear swap, barbecue, PSAR displays.

April 2015 – Report on Missing Persons Information Day training; Additional information fundraising events.

March 2015 – Announcement of various fundraising events; First Aid duties at Meewasin Skate Parties.

February 2015 – New sponsor (Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana) for our Emergency Communications Project; Great winter overnight training weekend.

January 2015 – New sponsor (Axon Development Corporation) for our Emergency Communications Project; A busy time coming up with training and attending various community events.

December 2014 – New sponsors (Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and Riverside Rotary Club) for our Emergency Communications Project; Welcome to new basic searchers, a recap of their training, activations summary and thanks to many people.

November 2014 – No newsletter this month.

October 2014 – New sponsors (Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation and SGI CANADA) for our Emergency Communications Project; Evidence Search training day.

September 2014 – Activations, a busy September training schedule and link to blog post about The Anatomy of a Search Activation.

August 2014 – Thanks to ShelterBox Canada and link to blog post about their donation of a decommissioned tent.

July 2014 – fall training schedule, new Basic Searcher Course; activations during the past month.

June 2014 – May was SSAR’s busiest month ever! Activations, training with SPS, Bike SAR course, new Search Manager and more! Links to blog posts featuring SAR moms on Mother’s Day, Bike SAR course and one of the missing person activations.

May 2014 – provides a link to the member profile of Scott Wright and the Shield Award presented to him by the Saskatoon Fire Department.

April 2014 – provides a link to the member profile of Rick Barsky; introduces the new SARSAV executive.

March 2014 – updated information on training opportunities and progress of the Basic Searcher Course; provides a link to the blog post about Jeff Baxter’s search exercise experience in the North West Territories.

February 2014 – introduces the new SSAR executive for 2014/2015 and outlines the many highlights and accomplishments of 2013.

January 2014 – features an article from the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) about their role in Exercise Domino and SRC employee and SSAR member Kent Orosz.

December 2013 – features a gift-buying guide and reports on our First Aid training day and the annual SARscene conference.

November 2013 – features our role in Exercise Domino and a big thanks to the Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation for their support.

October 2013 – features a member profile of Chris Franko and a report on our Team Leader Course training.

September 2013 – features a member profile of Henry Eng and information on searching for children with autism.

August 2013 – features a member profile of Jarod Harvey and SAR-related information about persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

July 2013 – features a member profile of Jeff Baxter.

June 2013 – features a member profile of Rebecca Basset.

May 2013 – features a member profile of Rod Miskolczi, introduces new basic searchers and includes a big thanks to the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon for their support.

April 2013 – our first newsletter features a member profile of Kent Orosz.