Nov. 9-10 Search & Rescue Exercise at Naftel’s Creek C. A.
Visitors to Naftel’s Creek Conservation Area on the weekend of Nov. 9-10 will notice teams of searchers from Huron and Area Search and Rescue combing the wooded area in a training exercise. This exercise is the final step in their certification to provincial standards for search and rescue.
The Conservation Area will remain open to the public while approximately 15 volunteers in red hats, grey uniforms and safety vests work through a search scenario, responding to new and changed information. It tests what they’ve learned in six months of classroom training and field exercises.
“It’s important that our volunteers undergo a rigorous certification process established by Ontario Search and Rescue Association. They need to be prepared when we’re called in by the Ontario Provincial Police to assist in searching for missing persons,” said Heather Boa, who is the public relations officer for the newly established non-profit organization that includes professional trained volunteers available for deployment for methodical land and water searches for lost people in Huron, South Bruce, Perth and Lambton Counties.
The training exercise takes place on Nov. 9 – 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to HASAR may find more information at www.hasar.ca .
For more information please contact Heather Boa, Public Relations Officer for HASAR, at email@example.com or 519-440-9940.