Halifax Ground Search and Rescue

A happy ending to a missing persons case earlier today in Lake Echo. An elderly man became lost yesterday and spent the night in the woods. Halifax Search And Rescue as well as many other agencies assisted in the search. The man was located safe and sound. We are very fortunate in HRM to have this group of volunteers with professional skills for searching and locating missing people.

Man who went missing while picking blueberries found safe


Excerpt from the Halifax GSAR webpage – “Our Resources”

“During a search and rescue operation, HSAR has the capacity to deploy a variety of resources depending on the situation. Our team operates with more than 150 active members, a dedicated K9-RCMP certified civilian search dog unit, and six response vehicles including command and logistics trucks, a small boat, ARGO, and several transportation vehicles.”


Bluff Trail Remote Rescue

Join Halifax SAR

“Volunteering at Halifax Search & Rescue fulfills a variety of interests and areas of specialization—be they related to on-the-ground searching, managing the logistics of a search and rescue operation, educating the public, organizing fundraising events or working behind the scenes to assist with the administration of the organization.”


Plan Ahead

“The one thing we can be assured of in Nova Scotia is changing and unpredictable weather conditions, which can impact even the most perfectly planned day trip. Here are a few basics to keep in mind from our friends at AdventureSmart, including essential equipment for any outdoor adventure—whether it’s planned to last only a few hours or several days.”


The Pandemic has caused some funding issues for Halifax GSAR

Halifax Search and Rescue is an independent organization relying on municipal and provincial grants and fundraising, which has been an issue during the pandemic.

This should be a no-brainer, especially with so many more people venturing out into the wilderness due to the pandemic.


A DNR helicopter on scene with Halifax GSAR

Canadian Forces SAR Helicopter Lands In Halifax

Nova Scotia Emergency Responder Things

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