SAR Global 1 operates in the Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario region of Canada.
Operations Management Team:
This team is responsible for the day to day response capability of SAR Global 1. Led by the team’s SARCOMM, or Search and Rescue Commander, this team ensures that SG1 is ready to respond to any tasking agency request.
The Operations Management Team is comprised of the following Units:
Incident Management Team
Incident Management Team:
This team is comprised of trained search managers and initial response incident commanders. At all times 5 members of this team are “on-call” and respond to tasking agency calls through a 24hour paging system. All members of the team are capable of activating the whole team for call-out and providing either full search management services to the tasking agency or simple coordination of responding members to a search or incident. This team is also capable of sustaining itself through multi-operational periods
This team is on standby 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year and are responsible for contacting operational members of SG1 for response to a tasking agency call for assistance. Using both an automated system and traditional phone tree approaches this team provides a vital link between responding members and the overhead team at an incident.
This team is responsible for ensuring SG1’s equipment and vehicles are ready for deployment to an incident. From preventative maintenance to repair and replacement, this team is a critical part of SG1’s capability for an effective response that is “bomb-proof” through its efforts.
This group of experienced ground search and rescue volunteers provide the basic training and advanced skills development necessary to meet and maintain standards set by the Ontario Provincial Police, the Ministry of Public Safety in Quebec and the our selected training program from the Emergency Response Institute. The team boasts a number of trained members who are qualified by these respective agencies in certifying and re-certifying members of SG1. The training team also ensures an ongoing regime of advanced skill development and training exercises including 2 annual full-scale search and rescue exercises that tests the teams deployment, incident management and ground SAR capabilities.
This team is mostly made up of adhoc members who specialize or have an intense interest in specific types of equipment or gear used by the team. This includes navigation, communications, information technology, rescue, vehicles and uniforms as just a few of the examples of team equipment that must be researched and tested and then purchased and deployed into the teams inventory.