Lakehead Search and Rescue Unit

Site: Confederation College, Dorion Building

Service: Search and Rescue Services

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Offers search and rescue services
Description (Service)
  • Functions as a volunteer organization devoted to all phases of land search and rescue within Thunder Bay District  
  • Offers training programs 
  • Performs practical and simulated rescues 
  • Offers education in survival techniques 
  • Provides assistance through the City Police 807-625-1260 and the Ontario Provincial Police 807-344-8421
Project Lifesaver 
  • Operates a special program for individuals who wander 
  • Provides a transmitter bracelet for clients to identify their location
Hours Meetings Third Thu of the month 7 pm, Sep-Jun
Areas Served Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Requires a Provincial Certification Course and 1 year probationary period as well as a Criminal Reference Check from Ontario Provincial Police 
  • Requires Incident Command System 100
Project Lifesaver 
  • Individuals with Alzheimer's or children with Autism 
  • Clients must wear transmitter bracelet and have a caregiver providing 24-hour service
Application Project Lifesaver: Contact Denise Wallace at 807-630-4745,
Languages English
Fees Service - Project Lifesaver ; None
Contact Information
Office Phone 24-hour Service 807-474-2287
Crisis Phone Police: 807-625-1260
Primary Contact Denise Wallace, Search Manager and President, Lakehead Search and Rescue; Phone: 807-630-4645 * 807-620-1101 * 807-767-1889; Email:
Site Location Confederation College, Dorion Building
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Thunder Bay
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Mailing Address PO Box 10146 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T6
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Donations
Elections March
Meetings Monthly, Sep-Jun, 3rd Thu, 7 pm; call for location