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Vernon Search and Rescue seeks volunteers

Vernon Search and Rescue has opportunities for residents wanting to give back to the community.

The unit is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2013 training year.

“If you’re outdoorsy and interested in saving lives, please find out what we’re all about,” said Pete Wise, president.

“We believe everyone has something to offer.”

The unit will be hosting an open house at the Search and Rescue hall Thursday at 7 p.m.

The hall is located at 9850 Aberdeen Rd. in Coldstream,  the same parking lot as the Regional District of North Okanagan office.

All new members will undergo extensive training and lots of time for training is required.

The unit consists of 65 volunteers and they average 40 to 45 calls a year.

Besides rescuing people lost in the backcountry, members also help during disasters like wildfires and floods and do evidence searches for the RCMP.

For more information, call Adam Warmuth, director of membership, at 250-308-7354.

 

 

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