Enhancing Search and Rescue Services in Saskatchewan

Released on September 24, 2021

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) and Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers (SARSAV) have partnered to enhance search and rescue services across Saskatchewan.

The SPSA will provide funding to SARSAV up to a maximum of $40,000 over the next two years.

"This funding will assist SARSAV to purchase insurance coverage to insure its members from the effect of injury or claims of liability," Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Christine Tell said.

This partnership between the SPSA and SARSAV will also support training to further build Ground Search and Rescue capacity and other support across Saskatchewan.

SARSAV News Release

"The Memorandum of Agreement with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is a commitment to ongoing support that will offer a level of sustainability that SARSAV has not had previously," SARSAV President Bobbi Buchanan said. "This is an incredible milestone representing a phenomenal undertaking and relationship building that has taken 25 years to realize. We couldn't be happier to see the hard work put in by many dedicated people come to fruition. This is a moment worthy of celebration!"

The announcement comes just as Saskatchewan is about to celebrate Search and Rescue Week September 25 to October 1, 2021.

To learn more about the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, visit saskpublicsafety.ca.

To learn more about Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers, visit http://sarsav.ca//.

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For more information, contact:

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA)
Email: spsa@gov.sk.ca

Dustin Brears
Media Liaison, Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers
Phone: 306-621-7161
Email: dustin.brears@sasktel.netwww.sarsav.ca

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