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The Pointe-Claire Volunteer Rescue Unit shines at the SARscene Games

The City of Pointe-Claire is pleased to announce that four members of the Pointe-Claire Volunteer Rescue Unit (PCVRU) distinguished themselves at the SARscene Games in September, by demonstrating their skills in ground search and rescue (SAR) activities. Congratulations to Magdy Elias, Joseph Sabongui, David Skinner and Kristen Hirsh-Pearson, team leader at the Games, for having proudly represented the PCVRU.

The SARscene conference has been a yearly event for 25 years, bringing together organizations, ministries, businesses and educational professionals who work in search and rescue. The 2021 edition was the first ever to be entirely virtual.

In the Ground SAR discipline, the PCVRU team competed against teams from seven Canadian provinces. There were four challenges, each testing a different kind of SAR skill:

  • Navigation and search patterns
  • Observation
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Trivia (questions and answers)

The PCVRU team ranked third overall for ground SAR in its very first SARscene Games. It should be noted that the PCVRU came in first place in the Navigation and search patterns and the Communications and teamwork challenge.

These results clearly show that the Pointe-Claire Volunteer Rescue Unit do their utmost to offer continuous training to its members so that they can respond to the needs of the community and come to the aid of Pointe-Claire residents with the highest expertise.

Congratulations to you all!

The Pointe-Claire Volunteer Rescue Unit team during a training session in 2019.

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca