Mission Statement

"The Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association assists GSAR Teams in their efforts to provide a superior and
dedicated level of service to the people of Newfoundland & Labrador.


Goals and Objectives

  • Promote the development of ground search and rescue programs that are consistent with our "Mission Statement", constitution/bylaws and volunteer principles.
  • Provide responsible representation for Newfoundland & Labrador Search and Rescue Teams at the provincial and federal levels.
  • Represent the principles of ground search and rescue with other related responding agencies, media and government agencies/departments.
  • Develop and maintain a program of minimum recommended training standards.
  • Establish and maintain a provincial pool of instructors and training material for all regions of Newfoundland & Labrador.
  • Establish and maintain a method to evaluate and distribute search management materials in Newfoundland & Labrador.
  • Establish a vehicle for the regular distribution of information to all NLSARA members (newsletter/bulletin).
  • Provide a research, development and assessment capability with regard to relevant aspects of the Ground Search and Rescue program in Newfoundland & Labrador.
  • Develop and maintain a program for Preventative SAR.
  • Research and promote effective management procedures for managers of NLSARA Search Teams.
  • Establish a working budget that is consistent with the constitution/bylaws, mission statement and goals and objectives of NLSARA.
  • Develop and maintain an Association Web Site.

Contact Information

NLSARA Executive
   President – Harry Blackmore
   Treasurer – Barry Nash
   Secretary – Roger Goobie

NLSARA Directors
   Eastern – Perry Bowering
   Western – Bob Cull
   Central Labrador – Craig Porter

Police Liaisons
   Royal Canadian Mounted Police –     Keith Frampton
   Royal Newfoundland Constabulary – Cst. Hubert Hall