Who Are We?
A multi-disciplinary, non-governmental organization (NGO), composed of versatile personnel working on a volunteer basis to assist the authorities in emergency situations. The group is composed of active, reserve and affiliate members involved in operations, technical services (including a canine section), or support services.
Who finances us?
Members are responsible for their own expenses, pay an annual membership fee and participate in fund raising activities that allow for self-financing.
What are our aims?
1. To offer educational services with the aim of training individuals to respond effectively in emergency measures situations: (situations where the lives of members of the community are threatened such as: floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, missing persons, etc.)
2. To offer courses, seminars, workshops, conferences and other similar events.
3. To organize teams of volunteers capable of responding effectively to emergency measures resulting from natural or technological disasters.
What do we do?
Since 1975, we have been serving the community in the following ways:
Fortunately, major emergency situations do not occur frequently locally. Interventions (principally though not exclusively searches for missing persons) constitute about 3% of our activities.
In order for our members to further develop their new skills and to allow the community to take advantage of the group's training, we take part in different activities such as: St-John-the-Baptist and Canada Day celebrations, the Mirabel Air Show, The Telethon for Research on Children's Diseases, hospital visits, sporting events, agricultural fairs, simulation practices, and so on.