/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ALERT - Join CSA Group and SARVAC for the Launch of Canada's First National Standard for Ground Search and Rescue/

June 23 event at Ottawa's Hog's Back Park to feature Search & Rescue equipment demonstrations

OTTAWA, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group and the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) will launch Canada's first national standard on Ground Search and Rescue operations on June 23 at Ottawa's Hog's Back Park.

Hundreds of organizations across Canada participate in Ground Search and Rescue operations in every year – whenever someone is lost or in peril. This new standard will establish national competency to offer guidance for Search and Rescue operations across a range of organizations, scenarios and terrains from coast to coast.

CSA Group, SARVAC and National Search and Rescue Secretariat will be present for the launch of the new standard.

Media are invited to hear about the standard and what it means for Canadians, and get a hands-on look at volunteer ground search and rescue operational equipment including a mobile Command Post with Search Planning, Communications and Operations sections. Also, there will be an assortment of search and rescue field operational equipment utilized by volunteer ground search and rescue teams during operations

WHAT:

Launch of Canada's first national standard for Ground Search and Rescue operations



VISUALS:

Demonstrations of Ground Search and Rescue equipment: including radios; field stretchers; first aid equipment; personal safety gear; and search planning programs.

Opportunity to meet real-life Search and Rescue heroes



WHO:

Gianluca Arcari, Executive Director and Vice President, CSA Group

Scott Wright, Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada

Dominik Breton, Director Policy and Programs, National Search and Rescue Secretariat



WHEN:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

News conference: 10:00 a.m.

Demonstrations and interviews: 10:30 a.m.

Lunch will be provided



WHERE:

Hog's Back Park
Ottawa, Ontario







SOURCE Canadian Standards Association

For further information: Media Contact: Jessica Turner, H+K Strategies, Ottawa, Jessica.Turner@hkstrategies.ca, 613 786 9968

RELATED LINKS
http://www.csagroup.org

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