Our dear friend, Jim Graydon, long time member and former New Liskeard Zone Director, has passed away today, Thursday May 20,2020. There will be more information as it becomes available. Please click on the attached link to view Jim’s obituary.
It was another very successful weekend in St. Thomas as CASARA London hosted what has become a bi-annual event with zones from Niagara, Ottawa, London and Edenvale. The focus of this exercise has been two-fold. Interoperabilty between CASARA and our other SAR partners including the CCGA, RCAF Local EMS and Fire as well as our amateur radio partners. Secondly, it provided an opportunity for all zones to share best practices and some comaraderie in a non-actual setting. We have seen many of our fellow CASARA members recently however it has usually been on an Actual search. This weekend gave everyone a chance to catch up.
Enjoy the photos below…
Sunset over St. Thomas CYQS
CASARA ONTARIO AGM JUNE 7TH TO JUNE 9TH, 2019.
CASARA Ontario AGM
From Friday afternoon June 7th to Sunday morning June 9th the Ontario Executive has been busy digesting the past year and planning for the year ahead at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Center in London, Ontario. The business of SAR is very similar to any other corporation. Once a year the zone directors, executive, officers, our OPP liaison and our military gather for two days of intense meetings and collaboration all designed to support our members.
A Memorial to Earl Lafferty
As you know our dear friend Earl Lafferty passed away on Staurday May 11. Attached is a memorial to him compiled by Randy Klaassen of CASARA Niagara (CARES).
From February 1st to 3rd. Zones from London, Niagara and Edenvale took part in BUSHEX 2019. This was a winter survival training course put on by members of 424 Transport and Rescue Sqn. Trenton and members of 1RCR from the London area. Click here to see the video.
Special thanks to Capt. Marty Zimmer for allowing 424 Sqn. to participate. Sgt. Daryl Jambrich, Canadian Army Lt. Nathan Third and 2Lt. Taso Bujouves for teaching the course, Adam Hill of CASARA London for organizing and CASARA London for hosting the event. Finally, Wayne Harvey of CASARA London for creating the awesome video above.
Seldom a day goes by when we are not exposed to some form of phising email or other similar attempt to gain access to our personal and private information. In the wrong hands this information could be used to harm CASARA, its members as well as our Forces partners. Please look to the following guidelines when interacting with email.
1.Always scrutinize the addresses of both your incoming and outgoing email.
2.Do not “REPLY TO ALL” unless it is necessary (especially with military addresses).
3.During a JRCC tasking, your emails can become DND property during an investigation.
4.During a JRCC tasking, do not publish any information on your Social Media Account.
5.Never distribute information or pictures of a SAR case to anybody except JRCC/SM.
Protect your identity
Identity Theft 101
Negative effects for victims of identity theft:
· Financial – challenges with restoring your credit (act quickly to limit impact),
· Emotional – stress, fear, anxiety, depression,
· Physical – fear for physical safety, inability to focus, heart and stomach issues, inability to work,
· Social – could affect personal relationships due to stress.
1.Toujours réviser les adresses courriel
2.Ne pas “RÉPONDRE À TOUS” si cela n’est pas nécessaire (spécialement avec des adresses militaires)
3.Pendant une tâche du CCCOS, vos courriels peuvent devenir la propriété du MDN pendant une enquête
4.Pendant une tâche du CCCOS, ne publiez aucune information sur vos médias sociaux
5.Ne distribuez jamais des informations ou des images d’un cas SAR à qui que ce soit, à l’exception du CCCOS ou MR.
Protégez votre identité
Vol d’identité 101
Effets négatifs pour les victimes de vol d’identité:
· Financier – défis liés à la restauration de votre crédit (agissez rapidement pour limiter l’impact)
· Émotionnel – stress, peur, anxiété, dépression,
· Physique – peur pour la sécurité physique, incapacité à se concentrer, problème de cœur et d’estomac, incapacité de travailler,
· Social – peut affecter les relations personnelles en raison du stress.
CASARA ONTARIO 2018. THE YEAR IN PHOTOS
Thank you to all who contributed.
“That others may live”