About Search & Rescue

Founded in 1983 the Thirty six volunteer members are experienced in forest searches and water rescues. Provide support for the RCMP when requested. Resources include a command van, a Zodiac, all-terrain vehicles, snowmachines, electric generator and spot lights, tents, and small 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
Stephenville Search and Rescue

Stephenville Search and Rescue

The Search and Rescue Team was established in October of 1983. It was developed in response to the communities need for a group of  decated well trained individuals to search for lost or missing individuals, or to respond to emergency situations as requested.
What area does it serve?

What area does it serve?

The SAR Team serves the same geographical area as that served by the Stephenville and Piccadilly RCMP detachments.  *It is ready and capable for deployment 24-7.
What is the Team’s purpose?

What is the Team’s purpose?

The Team provides assistance to the RCMP in the search for lost or missing persons.  It also secures scenes and/or transports people to safety when called upon. In addition, the Team serves the needs of other groups through their educational displays and programs.
How is it funded ?

How is it funded ?

The SAR Team members themselves raise the funds needed for day to day operations.  Actual expenses incurred during searches are reimbursed by the RCMP from the Department of Justice. Some of our equipment has been funded by grants provided by the National SAR  Secretariat.
Latest entries
Search successful for overdue South Branch snowmobiler

Search successful for overdue South Branch snowmobiler

Gerry Clark is crediting the friends of a man lost in the South Branch area on Saturday as being the reason the missing snowmobiler was found on the weekend. The coordinator of the Stephenville-Kippens-Port au Port Search and Rescue Team said the man’s three friends initially started a search for him on Friday and with...
Team receives donation

Team receives donation

Over the last couple of years the the Indian Head Co-op and the Stephenville Lions Club Charity Program have made several donations to the team. This year was no exception as again these organizations donated $3000 towards the purchase of new medical equipment and rescue gear. In the past donations from these two groups have...
Visit from Cub Scouts

Visit from Cub Scouts

We had the pleasure of having the 2nd Stephenville Cub Scouts visit our building this week and had the opportunity to show off some of our equipment and show them just a little about what it is we do. We also took the time to speak to the group about the Adventure Smart program and...
2018 Winner of the Snowmobile

2018 Winner of the Snowmobile

We would like to congratulate Debbie White of Cold Brook this years winner of the winners choice ATV/Snowmobile lottery. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for there continued support this and every year. Without your generosity we could not do the work we do.
Missing teen in the Port au Port area located

Missing teen in the Port au Port area located

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 1, 2018 Bay St. George RCMP received a report of a missing 16-year-old male resident of Port au Port East. The teen was last seen at 3:30 p.m that afternoon and was believed to have gone for a hike on the mountainous terrain near his residence. RCMP members, Police...