EVENT PHOTOS: CSA Group and Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada Release Ground Search and Rescue Competency Standard

TORONTO, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a leading standards development organization and a global provider of testing and certification, and Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) have released Canada's first standard on ground search and rescue operations. This new standard will act as a Canada-wide benchmark to help develop training materials and program delivery models for search and rescue operations. It will provide Canadians with the confidence that GSAR teams across the country will have a consistent set of skills to apply when someone is lost or missing. 

The standard was announced at an event at Hog's Back Park in Ottawa on June 23, 2015.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.

SOURCE CSA Group

Image with caption: "Gianluca Arcari, Executive Director, Standards and Vice President, CSA Group, speaks at the launch of Canada's first standard on ground search and rescue operations on June 23 at Ottawa's Hog's Back Park. (Marc DesRosiers/Freelance) (CNW Group/CSA Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150624_C9897_PHOTO_EN_43816.jpg

Image with caption: "A search and rescue demonstration at the launch of Canada's first standard on ground search and rescue operations on June 23 at Ottawa's Hog's Back Park. (Marc DesRosiers/Freelance) (CNW Group/CSA Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150624_C9897_PHOTO_EN_43817.jpg

Image with caption: "(L-R) Gianluca Arcari, Executive Director, Standards and Vice President, CSA Group; Dominik Breton, Director Policy and Programs, National Search and Rescue Secretariat; Scott Wright, President, Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada, attend the launch of Canada's first standard on ground search and rescue operations on June 23 at Ottawa's Hog's Back Park. (Marc DesRosiers/Freelance) (CNW Group/CSA Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150624_C9897_PHOTO_EN_43818.jpg

For further information:

Media Contact:
Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
416-747-2615
allison.hawkins@csagroup.org


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