The draft document for the GSAR Core Competency Standard, a joint effort by the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has been posted for review.
If you’ve ever wondered what SARVAC does, this is a good example (another example: the Search and Rescue Volunteer Tax Credit). In my opinion, SARVAC does a terrible job promoting themselves and the incredible work they do for the SAR community.
On the proposed document, all SAR members can appreciate the value of a common set of core competencies that apply to all SAR volunteers, leaders and managers. I strongly encourage SAR members to take the time and review the document, which is open to public comments until October 27th, 2014
See the attached document for more information, and review the draft standard here: http://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/1332