The West Hants Ground Search and Rescue team is homebased in Mount Denson and are a registered Emergency Service Provider with West Hants Regional Municipality.

Their trained volunteer members provide services 24/7/365. 

Some services include:

  • assist the police in the event of a lost or injured person (locally and province-wide);
  • assist West Hants Regional Municipality's Emergency Management Organization (EMO) as needed;
  • use of the WHGSAR homebase as a warming centre during emergency situations;
  • provide trained electronic search specialists for Project LifeSaver to local clients that have a tendency to wander from their caregivers.  These include those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Down Syndrome, or Autism.
  • assist with community events when requested.

If you are interested in learning more about the West Hants Ground Search and Rescue Organization (WHGSAR), please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Or visit the West Hants Ground Search and Rescue Facebook page.