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Search and Rescue Technicians and the Para Rescue Association of Canada

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Our Pledge

‘That Others May Live’

Without regard for my personal comfort or self advancement, to the best of my abilities and the limits of my physical and psychological endurance, I solemnly pledge to make every effort to return to safety, those victims of disaster entrusted to my care by the assignment of the mission to which I have consented.

These things I shall do:

‘That others may live!’


The Search and Rescue Technician (SAR TECH) is part of a group of elite, highly trained rescue specialists who provide on-scene medical aid and extraction from some of the harshest and most remote areas of Canada. They are military aircrew who deploy from rotary or fixed wing aircraft in any environment or climactic condition. They will locate and penetrate the site, and treat and evacuate causalities. SAR operations may require parachuting, mountaineering, hiking, swimming, and scuba diving. Sometimes these operations are conducted in adverse conditions.




Working Conditions

SAR TECHs generally work in teams of two and operate under all Canadian climatic (high altitude and arctic) and terrain (land, sea, air) conditions. On any given day, the SAR TECHs could find themselves 200 miles out to sea, hoisting a casualty off a sailboat, parachuting at night into the high arctic to save a stranded individual, rescuing a fisherman in an overturned fishing boat, clinging perilously close to the edge of a glacial crevasse, or coordinating a mountain rescue of a fallen climber.

75 Years of Para Rescue and 661 Graduates

Are you interested in becoming one of the elite members of the SAR TECHS? Click here to see our current requirements and other recruitment details. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Fleet

Click the link to see the aircraft we currently utilize.

Current Number of SAR TECHS

The current Para Rescue Course at Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue

SAR TECH course 51

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SAR Tech of the Year Award

An exciting announcement will be forthcoming in the next few weeks announcing the 2021 SAR Tech of the Year!

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