Search and Rescue Manitoba Volunteer Association
Welcome to the Search and Rescue Manitoba (SARMAN) Volunteer Association web site. The Search and Rescue Manitoba (SARMAN) Volunteer Association was established by Search and Rescue Manitoba to recognise the most important element of Manitoba's Search and Rescue program.
In Manitoba Search and Rescue Volunteers are made up of a combination of Volunteer firefighters and others outside of the fire service that volunteer exclusively in Search and Rescue activities.
Throughout the years the volunteers have transformed from a virtually untrained group into a highly trained and dedicated volunteer network which is represented by Search and Rescue Manitoba (SARMAN) Volunteer Association.
Search and Rescue Advisory Council
In Manitoba Search and Rescue is organized by numerous government agencies through the SARMAN Advisory Council. This council meets annually to discuss the proviincial Search and Rescue program to ensure it is meeting the needs of the member organizations as well as the public. A representative from the SARMAN Volunteer Association sits on the Advisory Council to represnt the volunteers.
The SARMAN Advisory Council is chaired by the Office of the Fire Commissioner who also sits on the Ground Search and Rescue Council of Canada to represent the Province of Manitoba. For a list of SARMAN Advisory Council member agencies refer to the pamphlet attached.
To continue learning about the history of search and rescue in Manitoba please click here.
The Search and Rescue Manitoba (SARMAN) Volunteer Association does not solicit for funding. If you receive a telephone call asking for a donation, it is not from an active SARMAN member. Inquiries regarding donations should be forwarded via email address found in contacts.