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Queens County Ground Search & Rescue

QGSAR

Record #: ROQ0130
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017
Last Full Update: 20 Nov 2017

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Public Bulletin Queens Ground Search & Rescue is always looking for new members who are computer savvy, physically fit, love the outdoors, and are willing to assist the local authorities find people who become lost.

Location

Located In Liverpool
Where To Find Us
GSAR Centre
20 Old Cobbs Barn Rd
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
Areas Served Queens County (NS)

Contact

E-Mail QueensGSAR@gmail.com
Phone 902-354-7319
Contact Kenneth Oickle, QGSAR; Phone: 902-350-2847 * 902-354-2459; Email: kenoickle1@gmail.com
Alternate Contact David Miller, Vice President, QGSAR; Phone: 902-350-1111; Email: davenali@outlook.com
Mailing Address c/o Queens County Ground Search & Rescue 
PO Box 1405 
Liverpool, NS 
Canada B0T 1K0
Volunteers Wanted! Mr Kerry Gallant, Training Officer, QGSAR; Phone: 902-803-2917 * 902-354-7475; Email: sirgallant007@hotmail.com

Description & Services

Information Ground Search & Rescue (QCGSR) has been helping ´╗┐the citizens of Liverpool and Queens County since 1978.  
 
QCGSR is one of 23 member teams in Nova Scotia.  
 
All membership is 100% volunteer.  
 
Training programs are presently scheduled for every Monday from 7PM to 9PM at the Liverpool Ground Search and Rescue Centre. Training includes navigational programs, map reading, boating and ground search procedures.  
 
The responsibility for lost and missing persons in Canada rests with the RCMP, however police rarely have the resources required to launch an extensive search. That is where ground search and rescue volunteers come in. These volunteers provide a valuable service to Queens County and give hundreds of hours of their time each year to the extensive training they require and the actual searches.
Meetings This group meets the 4th Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm. Membership requirements: Must take a map and compass course within the first 6 months and be at least 16 years of age. Knowledge of woods is an asset.