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Lost berry picker found
Teamwork saves Moose
Hunters found in good condition
Beavers take part in
"Lost in Woods" workshop
after almost freezing to death
What do all these things have in common? They are just a day's work in the lives of the men and women of the Barachois Search and Rescue Team.
They work in offices, forestry, and manufacturing, but at a moments notice, they become, the unsung heros of most rescues that have a happy ending . They spend over 500 hours a year, training to perfect their life saving craft.
In 1981, in response to the communities need for a group of trained individuals to aid in the search for lost or missing persons, a group of concerned individuals formed the Barachois Search and rescue team.
The organization provides assistance to the R.C.M.P. in the search for missing or lost persons. It helps to secure accident or crime scenes, transports people to safety from remote locations, and provides assistance to Municipalities in the event of local emergencies. The membership is a combined effort between the communities of Stephenville Crossing and St. Georges.
They are tasked by the RCMP and are ready for deportment 24 hrs. a day, seven days a week. The team serves the same geographic area as the RCMP, which is East from Georges Lake, South on the Burgeo Road, to Peter Stride's Lake, and West to Port Aux Basques. They work with Transport Canada's Office of Boating Safety to promote safe boating in its area. Members conduct courteous vessel inspections to help boaters identify the right equipment required for their boats. They set up static displays showing the equipment required and distribute printed material for the public to read.
Barachois Search and Rescue is well equipped with a mobile command center, which is used to provide communication between the various groups working on a rescue such as the RCMP and Fire Departments.
They are also equipped with a 4x4 pickup, Zodiac rescue boat, hovercraft, street dirt bike, rescue toboggan, and a host of first aid equipment and supplies.
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