Search and Rescue Niagara

What is SARN?

Search and Rescue Niagara was founded in March, 2000. SARN is comprised of highly skilled volunteers, including trained tracking dogs, which carry out ground search and rescue operations to locate missing persons. At the end of 2004, our organization joined St John Ambulance (Niagara Falls Branch) as a Community Service Division.

Each year, Search and Rescue Niagara is asked to aid in the search and rescue of lost or injured persons across the Niagara Region. SARN provides immediate service and support to the Niagara Regional Police Services throughout the Niagara Region. Members of SARN have been trained in First Aid, Land Navigation, Man Tracking and many other areas of expertise in order to be able to assist effectively in searches. Our dedicated volunteers are on call 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year.

Throughout the year, Search and Rescue Niagara also provides a safety program to local primary schools and youth groups, such as Brownie/Scout troops. Our program consists of a video (Hug-A-Tree) on survival if lost in the wilderness, along with a presentation by our members on the prevention of getting lost and how to make the find much easier for searchers. We also put on a demonstration with our tracking dogs and their handlers. Our members participate in this program strictly on a volunteer basis. We feel that this program is critical to the well being of the children in our community, as well as their families.

SARN is always ready and willing to help the community in anyway possible, whether it be through a search with the NRP or teaching children how to survive if lost. As long as there is a need, SARN will be there to lend a helping hand.

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Nancy Haywood