It's your chance to join the front lines of Fort McMurray's search and rescue operations
The non-profit organization, which assists local RCMP and Emergency Services, is putting out a call for volunteers.
Spokesperson Juilanna Seda says training, which includes ATV operation, chainsaw handling, navigation and first aid response is offered for all those who qualify.
"You have to like outdoor activities, that's all," Seda said. "You don't need any other qualifications; any qualifications you need, you will be trained for. You will have a basic outdoor training, you have to have a Saint John Ambulance training, but you will be reimbursed for that. So, training is provided for free."
Seda says those 18-years and older who enjoy the great outdoors, are encouraged to sign up.
"We are continuously looking for new members, because it takes time before the new members are trained," said Seda. "Some people have more experience, so they progress faster, some people have less so, the training takes time."
Adding Fort McMurray Search and Rescue's work within the community is diverse.
"If there is someone missing, and their family is calling the RCMP, the RCMP assess the situation, and if they need more people to help with the search, then they call us," said the Spokesperson. "As well, we're helping with Wood buffalo, with the city, for emergencies like floods. We are on-call if there is ever a need for something like an evacuation."
Those looking to get involved are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting, September 6th at the Bob Lamb Education Centre.