TO STAND ON THE SIDELINES
The mandate of Barrington Search & Rescue is to locate and rescue lost persons within our jurisdiction in the best possible condition. Our mission is to bring a lost subject home, under any circumstance, as quickly as possible.
SEARCH, RESCUE and CIVIL EMERGENCIES
Barrington Search & Rescue has been involved in some of the largest ground search and rescue and civilian emergencies in the tri-county region.
As a volunteer organization, we provide an on-site and mobile, self-sufficient command structure capable of responding 24/7 in many contexts outside traditional wilderness search and rescue.
During a search and rescue operation, BGSAR has the capacity to deploy a variety of resources to act in an emergency. Our team operates custom vehicles to suit different situations, including command and logistics trucks, small boats, ATVs, ARGO and personnel carriers.
We work with 22 other search and rescue teams in Nova Scotia, along with all other emergency response team within an area to bring the lost person home, including the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, EMO, RCMP, the Department of Natural Resource, the Fire Service, and the Canadian Red Cross.
Barrington Ground Search & Rescue is dedicated to training and has one of the most active volunteer SAR training schedules in Nova Scotia. We offer five core module courses to our team members and schedule regular training - year round, day and night, and in all weather conditions - to keep our skills current.
BGSAR also provides public education sessions on map and compass navigation, GPS use and navigation, and wilderness safety. We offer public courses and programs throughout the year that focus on practical, hands-on learning. Team members also educate hundreds of children annually through the popular Hug-a-Tree program.
Barrington Ground Search & Rescue bases all actions and decisions on professionalism and compassion for the lost subject, the team, and ourselves. We respect and care for one another both within and outside the SAR environment and apply integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and teamwork to all our volunteer efforts.