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.

Financial support comes from the Towns of Stephenville, Kippens, Port au Port from fundraising events and local businesses.  We have one annual fund raising drive every fall (usually tickets on a snowmobile).  Money which is raised goes towards our yearly operational expenses.

All members receive training in rappel techniques, outdoor and winter survival, map reading, compass use, GPS work, first aid, and CPR.  Members receive radio training from the CCG.  Teaches preventive SAR and basic survival skills training to local community groups.  All members are required to take an 80 hour traing course given internally by the Unit.  Training is ongoing and members are given the opportunity to attend workshops.