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Basic Searcher Course

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The Basic Searcher Course covers the theory portions with some practical exercises to reinforce the skill being taught.  Further field exercises combined with search scenarios are offered as part of our regular training to strengthen the teams skills. The combination … Continue reading

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K-9 Training

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  One of the goals of TIGSAR has been to have a certified K9 to assist if needed on a search. In addition to regular training those who are interested also train in SAR K9 . In order to train … Continue reading

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2014 Training

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2014 got off to a great start with 5 new recruits starting the Basic Searcher course. Previously certified members working on some team leader and advanced GPS training!

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2013 Training

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  2013 Has been a busy year of training. Beginning with the Basic Searcher Course, Canadian Safety Council ATV Certification, Search Scenario, Night Navigation & Survival exercise, Proper Note Taking procedures, and Person overboard training in conjunction with Parks Canada … Continue reading

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Adventure Smart and Hug-A-Tree 2013

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Our hopes were to have covered as many of the area schools and any other opportunities that came available before children set off on their summer vacations with their families. We feel that if sharing this important information with children … Continue reading

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Recruitment and Open House 2013

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A wonderful turn out of interested members of the community, who came to learn more about the team and the training involved. Thank you BNTV for the excellent  coverage again!!!

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Public Awarness 2012

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2012 was a busy year . In addition to our training schedule we had a number of  fundraising and Public Awareness events. Brockville Animal Hospital Wellness fair, Lansdowne Earth Day Showcase, Fox Run Family Day Dog Show, 5 Ultimate Air … Continue reading

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Cornfest Athens

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In August we were at the Athens Cornfest where Reg Smith owner of Ace Hardware donated not just one but two BBQ’s for a draw. We were able to sell tickets and all the proceeds from the tickets sales went to the team. These ticket sales raised $523.00. We also had opportunity to provide a Hug a Presentation for the children. Continue reading

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Search Senario Exercise May 19th & 20th 2012

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Our first practical exercise for 2012 took place at Landon’s Bay Campgrounds. Lost Hiker Scenario. The team set up a command post, worked through to their training to choose the proper search techniques,  conducted interviews, complete a missing persons report … Continue reading

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