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Rovers Search and Rescue Inc.



The primary mandate of Rovers Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) is to provide auxiliary support to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other emergency response organizations for Ground Search and Rescue Operations and Public Emergency Situations on the North East Avalon.



Year(s) Funded: 2010 - 2013

Amount of Funding Awarded to Date: $69,800

 

Address City Province Phone Country
McNamara Dr   A1L 0A6 Paradise Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

Program(s) Funded:

Program: Rovers Command Post Replacement Project $25,000 (2013): This program is put in place to raise funds to replace the current command post which has been experiencing some serious mechanical trouble over the past few years. It is suspected that within a year it will not be road worthy. The company wishes to purchase a new vehicle that will be able to withstand the demands of the Rovers Search and Rescue. A new vehicle would mean the ability to store it brand new in the appropriate, newly constructed, Rovers Regional Search and Rescue Training Facility, and it will mean a far longer useful life.

Program: Volunteer Searcher Tracking System $9,800 (2012): The safety of volunteers is of utmost concern for the NLSARA. The purpose of this program is to begin to supply the member teams with technology to track volunteers while in the field of operation.
Funding from United Way helped purchase 12 satellite tracking devices which provide real time tracking information and allow for two way text messaging.

Program: Rovers Regional Search and Rescue and Emergency Response Facility $10,000 (2010), $25,000 (2011): Over the years, the Rovers Ground Search and Rescue team has been able to acquire a large inventory of equipment and vehicles to execute the search and rescue of missing persons. The group's goal was to construct a permanent facility in which to store vehicles and equipment, and to create a more solid base of operations.
Funding from United Way supported the construction of a 4500 square foot engineered steel building adhering to the 2005 National Building Code of Canada Post-Disaster Standards to act as an equipment storage, maintenance, training and operational facility.