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Local search and rescue group searching for volunteers

The North Peace Search and Rescue Group will soon be looking for extra help.

Volunteers will work under the Incident Command Structure. Once training is complete, volunteers fill the role as searchers and specialty rescuers.

Brian Lamond volunteers for the group and says there are jobs like navigation, ice rescue, rope rescue and tracking.

Though it may sound like a risky job, Mr. Lamond says the self-funded organization takes every precaution to keep volunteers safe.

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He says the group will be looking for help near spring. Those interested will complete an assessment and a Ground Search and Rescue test in order to qualify for the team.

Mr. Lamond trains two nights a month along with specialty training and he helps out with fundraising…

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To participate in the group, contact Brian Lamond at 250-793-0761. If you would like to make a donation, mail it to: North Peace Search and Rescue, Box 206 9420 93rd Avenue Fort St. John, BC V1J 6W7

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