Want to become a member?

This page provides you with information to get you started!

Step One: Complete application and send it in by email. Once received it will be reviewed by members and council.
Step Two: Once reviewed and accepted, applicant must pay registration fee of $20/year

Step Three: Now that your a member there is specific training that will be required to complete before you're an active member. 

Training Requirements: To be a qualified searcher in Alberta you are required to have the following training:

  1. Search and Rescue Basics Fundamentals Course. WSAR will provide access to this course.
  2. Standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR (or equivalent).
  3. Incident Command System (ICS) 100.  You can find this free online course at Alberta Emergency Management Agency web page (  Look under the 'Plan and Prepare' tab and then go to 'Training' on the right hand page menu.
  4. You must complete a Criminal Record Check.

Additional recommended training to ensure proficiency includes: Basic Mantracking , Wilderness Survival, Map and Compass Use. Continuing education topics will also include: ATV Safety, Evidence Handling, Chainsaw Safety, Lost Person Behaviour, Knot Tying, Urban Searching, GPS Use.

Participation in Wetaskiwin SAR training, exercises, meetings or actual search/rescue incidents, as with any volunteer organization, is solely based on your availability but is required.  

Printable brochure with more WSAR Information is linked here.