CARES Niagara celebrates Air Force day at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at CYHM.

Our Mobile Communications Platform. CASARA aircrews often locate targets from the air and then guides our Van into the crash site.

To quote the late Stuart Mclean (Vinyl Cafe). “We may not be big, but we’re small!”

Our crew for the day.

To make the best use of our resources we always train on the way to and from great events like these.

We make extensive use of technology including ForeFlight

“The eyes of life” and the most important memeber of a CASARA aircrew.

An early morning for us. Up at 0430 EST. Pre-flight 0530 EST.








Check out the link below to the article in the Temiskaming Speaker on New Liskeard’s new headquarters.


CASARA Ontario Award Winners for 2018

Please help me to recognize this years award winners.

Don Harris Award for Excellence awarded to John Ferguson and Jim Geils

John Ferguson (Mike McKay accepting on his behalf)

Jim Geils

Jim Graydon
Dr. John Kidd Award went to New Liskeard. Jim Graydon accepting.

Joint SAREX with Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and 424 Sqn. a great success

This year marks the sixth time that exercises have been held on both Lakes Erie and Ontario in preparation for SAR season.
Elements from both the Canadian Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local fire departments, EMS as well as local police forces took part in our most successful exercise to date. Our own 424 Squadron was also very prominent on the Sunday of the two day exercise.

Check out the post below for more information.

Welland Tribune Article

Coast Guard Article

RCAF Facebook Video

It’s that time of the year again where you get to recognize a CASARA member or Zone for their contribution to SAR over the past twelve months. Please feel free to send your nominations to Dee at CASARA Ontario

Thank you for your support in recognizing our most important asset…our members!

Check out the link below to MEC new discounts for first responders.

John M Daniels CD, FRAes, President of Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) Ontario (Right) and Terry F. Nord, Executive Member of CASARA Ontario (Left) making a presentation of a $5000 donation to Bronwen Evan, CEO True Patriot Love.

True Patriot Love is a national charity that supports military families, funds community-based programs and contributes to the Canadian Insitutue for Military and Veteran Health Research.

CASARA Ontario is a non-profit aviation association whose aim is to provide a trained group of volunteers to aid and assist the Department of National Defence in the conduct of Search and Rescue (SAR) activities and in the promotion of SAR Awareness to the Ontario public.

Please check out the link below to the HCAP website.


if you are interested in joining please forward your application to Mr. Mike Daniels at

Mike Daniels

Check out the link below to see the Press Release.

New SAR Medal