- July 14, 2012 - 01:28
The mandate of 103 SAR Squadron in Gander is marine search and rescue, not ground search and rescue. The province, not the military, had primary responsibility for this case. And the outcome of the incident was positive anyway. The individual was rescued. So what is the problem? The SAR system did exactly what it was supposed to do. If we Newfoundlanders continually fail to pick our battles intelligently and constantly whine about everything under the sun, no one will ever take us seriously.
- Ron Tizzard
- July 13, 2012 - 08:09
The stumbling-block in doing any realistic review of S&R resources in this Province is Premier Dunderdale...! We don't need the service, the Premier keeps pulling a chopper out of her hat...every time, and just in time (hmmm?)....she should never be permitted to travel outside the Province...in case there is a tragedy requiring the need of a 'chopper'. Her office should be moved to the heliport, at our airport...so she can be at the ready. What would we ever do without her.....perhaps establish an ACTUAL S and R service! (No disrespect of the S and R tecs...the public has your backs...we'll hopefully, soon be able to get the incompetent, unresourceful politicians off your backs...real soon).
- July 13, 2012 - 09:26
Hey folks. ground search and rescue is a provincial responsibility, get your own house in order before slamming the Search and Rescue squadron at Gander.