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A Look at the Team

PEI Ground Search and Rescue Association got its start as two unique, but related, Search and Rescue groups. West Prince Search and Rescue was organized by Cpl Terry Totten (RCMP) in 1995, and Kings County Search and Rescue in 2000 - 2001. 

In 2008, both SAR groups agreed to come together to form what is currently recognized as Prince Edward Island Ground Search and Rescue.  Since then, PEIGSAR has continued to grow and now has over 65 Operational Members along with 40+ non-operational members. 

First Aid

  • Standard First Aid / CPR

  • Medical First Responder

  • Wilderness and Remote First Aid

  • Mental Health First Aid


  • Map & Compass

  • GPS

  • Night Navigation

  • Urban Searching

Search Techniques

  • Basic Searcher

  • Tracking

  • Lost Person Behaviour

  • Team Leader

  • Project Lifesaver

Search Management

  • Manging the Lost Person Incident

  • Radio Communication

  • Incident Command System

Always Training. Always Learning.  

Current Executive

President: Steve Howatt

Vice-President: Al Veale

Training Officer: Ellen Collier

Logistics Officer: James Davey

Treasurer: Ken Hall

Secretary: Leona Conrick

Information Officer: Stacy Chaisson

Sponsorship: Eileen Higginbotham

Ex-Officio Members

SARVAC Rep: Heather Pringle

EMO Liaison: Nick Jagoe

RCMP Liaison: Chris Goodwin

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