Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members who just earned their certification on ground and search rescue, from left, Kaoru Bracewell, Brad Bracewell, Jennifer Hoard, Don Schell, Jeff Burdison, Howard Goshulak and Ben Fisette. (ASAR photo)

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue members get certified

Newcomers put in more than 2,050 hours of work

The Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has seven members who have just earned their certification on ground search and rescue.

Their training began last year in February. They started as Members in Training before transitioning to the ground search and rescue training. Between training and attending task call outs, they have put in more than 2,050 hours of work.

The newly graduates are Kaoru Bracewell, Brad Bracewell, Jennifer Hoard, Don Schell, Jeff Burdison, Howard Goshulak and Ben Fisette.

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The ASAR has also been busy working on the final design of its proposed new hall. They are now getting ready to apply for a building permit.

As a non-profit society, ASAR relies mainly on government grants and donations from the community to maintain their operations. They are always looking for donations.

Recently, the BigFoot restaurant in Whiskey Creek held a fundraiser for ASAR. Owner Ted Spence donated 10 per cent of general sales for a week that started on May 18. Spence recently handed ASAR a check totalling $1,274.20.

If you would like to join Arrowsmith Search And Rescue and be part of a highly trained and dynamic team, visit ASAR website at www.arrowsmithsar.ca or its Facebook page to find out more information.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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