The third of five “Emergency Responders” stamps was unveiled in Banff, Alta., at a centre for Parks Canada’s mountain safety program. September 12, 2018.

The last image shows, left to right, Lloyd (Kiwi) Gallagher, Lance Cooper, Bruce McTrowe & Jim Davies.

“While the stamp portrays a helicopter extraction in the mountains, a wide variety of search and rescue operations are also performed by many Canadian groups, including the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard and volunteer organizations across the country. Search and rescue experts also educate Canadians about safety, particularly in wilderness settings. Search and rescue experts find, rescue and treat people in life-threatening situations and transport them to safety or advanced medical care as need be. In performing their life-saving duties, search and rescue experts often find themselves in dangerous conditions such as avalanches, extreme weather or high seas.”


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