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“Rescue One” ceremony showcases modern capabilities for Halifax Search and Rescue

**** Halifax Search and Rescue Media Release

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In August of 2019, Halifax Search and Rescue placed into service a new Remote Rescue vehicle.​ This acquisition required nearly two years of research and planning by team volunteers.​ It was also the culmination of a capital fund raising campaign to provide the over $150,00 required for the vehicle.

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The new vehicle was custom designed by team members to meet the changing needs of search and rescue.​

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Approximately one half of HSAR call outs now are to known locations of individuals in remote parts of the municipality.​ The new vehicle provides for rapid access to first responder medical gear, along with command and control functions.​ It was built in Nova Scotia by Tri-Star Industries of Yarmouth.

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Rescue One, the call sign for the new vehicle, has been completely funded through the efforts of Halifax Search and Rescue volunteers.​ Annual fundraisers include the Eco Endurance Challenge and the Haunted Hollow.​ A further legacy gift to the team had a significant impact on turning the vehicle into reality.​

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A contribution by the members of 100+ Women of Halifax provided for new first responder medical gear and specialized equipment.

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Members of Halifax Search and Rescue were joined with senior leadership team members from Halifax Regional Police, the RCMP, and Halifax Fire and Emergency to formally dedicate the vehicle in service to our community.​ Elected officials from all levels of government shared remarks during the dedication ceremony.

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A special note:​ This new high end rescue vehicle has a name located at the front of the vehicle.​ “Carmen” was a member of the Halifax Search and Rescue who passed away.​ The vehicle carries her name as a tribute to her dedication and memory.

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