Passed Active Re-Certification with EPS (HRD)
Mike Arychuk with Jaida and Maryann Warren with Twang with EPS evaluator, Sgt Rod Koshowski, DEOPS
Passed Active re-Certification with EPS (Live Find)
Lisa Irving and Zane (on the right)
Passed Active Certification with EPS for the first time
Lisa Irving and Zero (on the left)
Passed Active Level Disaster Dog Evaluations • August 13, 2016
Lisa & Zane (on the right)
Passed Field Tech
Patricia Coggan; Field Tech
Cameron Mills; Friend of SARDAA
Rebecca Preiner and Raziel
Thank you Don Carriere and Ranger!
Alberta Emergency Services Medal
To be eligible for the medal, personnel must have been serving on or after January 1, 2000, in a sector of the Alberta emergency management system (including search & rescue).
Personnel must have undertaken all required phases of training and duty prescribed by their respective municipalities and ministries, and must be certified by their administrative authority as efficient and in every way deserving of the award.
A nomination must be based on a total of at least twelve years of service with one or more municipal, provincial or federal emergency services in the province of Alberta. Notification of eligibility, plus verification, must be made by the endorsed administrator of the organization.
This year we are delighted to have three more SARDAA members receiving this medal – Paula Hale, Steve Otto and Anita Schmidt. The National SAR Secretariat chose to present four of this year’s medal recipients at the awards banquet at SARScene; Paula was chosen to receive her medal at this event. Steve and Anita will be presented with their medals in the new year.
Maryann Warren and Michelle Limoges received this Medal in 2009.
SARScene 2016 – October 12-17
by Michelle L. Limoges
SARDAA was very well represented at SARScene 2016! SARDAA provided free registration to all members who wished to attend, and I was involved as part of the Alberta planning committee.
The conference offered several pre-conference training sessions that some of our members attended – Human Bone Identification, Initial Actions NASAR course, and SAR GIS mapping.
The SARDAA boat was an integral part of the cold water instruction on the Friday; kudos to Kerrie and Sam for braving the foot of snow to participate as the ‘safety boat’!!! Sam particularly enjoyed using his winch to rescue vehicles from the boat launch area.