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2018 – A Year in Review

2018 was a pretty amazing year for Saskatoon Search and Rescue! A record number of activations, launching Project Lifesaver Saskatoon, introducing our Province’s first civilian search dog, finding an indoor home for our trailers and equipment, graduating 18 new searchers . . . these are just a few of the highlights you’ll find in our year in review. Enjoy!

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RFP Truck and Service Body

Saskatoon Search and Rescue has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a truck and service body. We welcome and encourage proponents to submit their proposals by the closing date of May 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM CST. Other important dates to note: advise us of your intention to submit a proposal by 6:00 PM CST April 23, 2018; deadline for questions is 6:00 PM CST May 4, 2018. A copy of the RFP can be found here: Request for Proposals SSAR-18-01-2 If you would prefer a copy of the RFP in Word format, please email us at saskatoonsearchandrescue@gmail.com      

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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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Ticks 101

Written by Tracy VanBrabant Tick season is here! So here is Ticks 101. What Are Ticks? The best description that I’ve ever heard is that ticks are little walking bags of pathogens. A more scientific description is that they are a little 8 legged parasitic arachnids that feed off the blood of a host. Hosts include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and search and rescue volunteers. Knowing that a tick is an arachnid, and not an insect is important. Regular insect repellents and insecticides don’t work on arachnids. Ticks often start to make their appearance in May. Last year it started in...