On-Call Emergency Workers
It's All About Volunteers
The strength of NORTH SHORE SEARCH AND RESCUE relies totally on the commitment of its volunteers and is dependent upon assistance from businesses, organizations and citizens to support our fundraising efforts. No volunteer Search and Rescue teams in the Province of Ontario receives any regular funding from any level of Government, be it Municipal, Provincial or Federal.
North Shore Search and Rescue members continually build their knowledge and skills to deliver this vital service to the communities we serve. All members are required to undergo a criminal background check, including the vulnerable sector, and attend a minimum 40 hours of training annually.
All active searchers must hold current certification in First Aid, CPR and OSARVA (Ontario Search and Rescue Volunteer Association) Basic Level Search certification with mandatory annual recertification. Currently, our members train twice monthly with additional exercises as well as mock search and rescue scenarios.
Upon activation, searchers may be requested to respond with little or no advanced notice.
Sharing Our Skills with the Community
For training services or community events, contact North Shore Search and Rescue at
We offer training to the general public in things such as map and compass, GPS, Standard First Aid and Emergency First Responder courses, taught by certified instructors.
Through a program called "AdventureSmart" we offer training to all persons, young and old, on how to survive and enjoy the outdoors. They learn how to prepare prior to departure, how not get lost but what to do should they become lost.
Our Executive Team
President: Jeb Brown
Vice President: Mel Cecchetto
Secretary/Treasurer: Judy Noon
- Steve Jackson
- Allan Pelangio
- Kayla Trottier
- Real Demore
- Thelma Pelland
- Adam Page
Participate in Our Programs
We envision a community where everyone is prepared to handle outdoor emergencies. Learn the proper way of surviving outdoors by participating in our training programs. To know more, contact North Shore Search and Rescue at (705) 869-8587.