Jamie Stirling (President and Lead Instructor) has 28 years of search and rescue experience with a large Canadian police department. He has managed some of Canada’s most challenging cases and is recognized as a Canadian Provincial Court expert in mapping and GPS systems. Jamie provides technical assistance to numerous organizations, both provincial and national, where his operational knowledge in search and rescue has been instrumental in creating a foundation for search and rescue operations and programs.
- Past member and Chair of the Ground Search and Rescue Council of Canada
- Past member and Chair of the Ontario Public Order Advisory Committee
- Technical committee member for The Ontario Alzheimer Society’s “Finding Your Way” Program
- Technical committee member for the “Canadian Standards Association” for Canadian Search and Rescue standards, project manager for the “Search Management” section.
- Lead instructor (since 1999) on courses that include: Basic Search, Wilderness Survival, Search Management, Digital Mapping, Project Lifesaver.
- Involved in over 1400 Emergency Response Team calls.
Dave Bell (Instructor) brings with him 20 years experience in search and rescue, including 8 years as search manager and 5 years as a canine handler. His 30-year law enforcement career also included 12 years of teaching Basic Search to police officers and military personnel.