Search And Rescue - Global 1
Search and Rescue Global 1 (SG1) has been serving the MRC des Collines region of West Quebec and the Ottawa-Gatineau area since the Spring of 1996. It is a not-for-profit 100% volunteer organization. Operational funding is provided through donations of money and equipment from individuals and businesses and through minimal revenue from our public training programs.
Established in 1996, Search and Rescue Global 1 (SAR Global 1) is a federally incorporated, non-profit, volunteer-based search and rescue organization serving the Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario regions.
Its mission is to reduce the frequency and severity of missing person incidents through the development and implementation of efficient and effective Search and Rescue (SAR) prevention and response programs.
The group is composed of volunteers from various backgrounds such as off duty law enforcement and military personnel, students and retirees. From a current team of over 65 members, SAR Global 1 can rapidly deploy over 40 highly trained Search and Rescue personnel at the request of any police authority. Our members donate their expertise, time and equipment to respond to missing or lost persons emergencies in the National Capital region. The team is available round the clock to respond to calls in both urban and wilderness environments.
SG1 trains volunteers in ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) techniques and has extended capabilities including; first responder, search dogs, fixed wing air search and communication support, high angle rescue, tracking teams and has also provided assistance to police in evidence searches.
SAR Global 1 also offers the Hug a Tree and Survive SAR awareness and survival education presentations to children and groups including Boy Scouts/Girl Guides, Ottawa Canoe Club, school groups, and private requests.
Operational funding is provided through donations of money and equipment from individuals and businesses and through revenue from public training programs. SAR Global 1 is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency and can provide income tax receipts for any charitable donations over $10.