The 50-member volunteer team at Terrace Search and Rescue (TSAR) is dedicated to keeping the residents of safe as well as providing emergency response activities. TSAR does everything from providing wilderness training and education training to the region’s hikers and mushroom pickers to providing critical lifesaving rescue services.
TSAR, like many B.C. area search and rescue services, relies on volunteer hours and public support to fund their operations. TransCanada has a long history of supporting first responders and when the opportunity arose to support TSAR and help the group enhance the quality of services it provides, we were proud to help.
Enter the remote operating vehicle or ROV. The ROV can explore underwater depths of up to 300 metres or 1,000 feet. It is equipped with a high-res colour zoom camera, a rear looking camera and lights that tilt with camera. Volunteers for TSAR wanted to add this critical search and rescue tool help better serve the Terrace-area residents. Funding for the ROV was made possible partially through a TransCanada community investment initiative.
Today, TSAR has added a brand new remote operating vehicle (ROV) (shown below) to their operations and has already begun training on the new tool. This technology will allow TSAR to provide emergency services to the public that are currently not available in the region.
Dave Jephson Search Manager, Terrace Search and Rescue explains the significance of this of this new tool, “This donation from TransCanada has added more focus and drive for our organization with the Sonar fundraiser and just confirms that, just like Terrace Search and Rescue, TransCanada is committed to the communities in the north west region. On behalf of Terrace Search and Rescue, I would like to thank you and the staff at TransCanada for supporting our team and the citizens of British Columbia.”
TransCanada has long understood that the needs and priorities of a community are best determined by the people who live and work within it. As well as identifying community partners through TransCanada’s corporate Community Investment department, regional team members across North America play an important role in TransCanada’s community investment work.
The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project is proud to support TSAR. Collaboration helps us work better together and positively contribute to your community in a meaningful way.
Investing in the communities where we live and work is fundamental to our corporate social responsibility objectives. Whether it’s partnering with community groups or employee engagement and giving, we are committed to supporting strong, vibrant communities across British Columbia.