What does Halifax Search & Rescue expect from volunteers?
HSAR expects that all volunteers will demonstrate a commitment to responding, training and to events. Searches, for example, regularly take place at night, in challenging weather or inconvenient times. Motivation to learn how HSAR does things and to work as part of a team is also important: our ways of navigating, communicating, and traveling in the woods will likely be different from the way you hike, camp or hunt. New team members interested in becoming searchers are expected to participate in basic training and to learn what HSAR does overall. Opportunities to participate in advanced training are available to members once they have gained some training and experience.