Our Technical Rescue Team (TRT) “high angle rope rescue” specializes in remote recovery of injured or stranded persons in difficult terrain that cannot be accessed by conventional means. TRT training takes place bi-weekly every second and fourth Tuesday of the month with the addition of field exercises that are scheduled as training dictates. Our team leader undergoes bi-annual testing to re-qualify and maintain current certification.
All Search and Rescue volunteer members are welcome to try out for this team. Those who will remain active on this team must be focused, determined, self disciplined and physically fit individuals capable of functioning well as a team member under stressful conditions.
This team is comprised of members who train in first response situations that may occur on a search. Their regular training schedule is the last Thursday of every month. They train to Ministry standards and are prepared for most medical situations that may occur on a rescue.
Members of the Project Lifesaver are trained as electronic search specialists. The search techniques involve the use of radio transmitters and receivers to help locate members of our community who have a tendency to wander.
The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is a National program where mariners are schooled in the methods and procedures for marine Search and Rescue and Prevention . Sault SAR is a member unit and members within Sault Sar who undertake the specific training required are assigned membership status within the CCGA . Some expenses are recovered for vessel fuel used during actual SAR and during training or community service . Members are covered under a comprehensive insurance package .