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
Open House

Open House

This Sunday from 12-4 we will be opening our doors to the public. Stop by see some of our new equipment and get to learn a little about what it is we do to serve our community.
Back Country Rescue

Back Country Rescue

Members of the Stephenville-Kippins-Port au Port Search and Rescue Team prepared a local teenager for transportfollowing a snowboarding accident near the upper end of  Kippens bog close to 10km north of Stephenville on Thursday evening. The youth was transported  to Fawlow Drive in Stephenville in a rescue sled then taken by ambulance to Sir Thomas...
Ice Rescue Certification

Ice Rescue Certification

This past weekend members of our team had the pleasure of completing there Ice Rescue Certification. Technicians must demonstrate the ability to perform in a environment that is ever changing. They practice rope throws, conscious and unconscious victim recovery, self rescue, multiple victim rescue, and using the MARSARS rescue shuttle among other techniques. In a...
Missing boy located unharmed

Missing boy located unharmed

A search for a missing boy Wednesday evening had a good ending when he was located unharmed. The report of the missing 13-year old boy in Kippens area was received at 8:26 p.m  by Bay St. George RCMP, who was assisted by Stephenville-Kippens-Port au Port Search and Rescue team and Polic Dog Services West. Gerry...

Team receives donation.

Stephenville Search and Rescue would like to thank the Stephenville Lions Club and the Indian head CO-OP for there recent donation. The proceeds from there weekly 50/50 will be shared with the Stephenville Food Bank. We would like to thank these organizations for there generous donation it will be put towards better serving the people...