What you need to know about joining OMSSU - MSAR
To be accepted into the Mounted Search and Rescue Division, OMSSU Officers must have the following requirements:
- A valid driver's license or have a reliable means to transport horse.
- Be a member of OMSSU who is in good standing.
- Be a member in good standing with an OSARVA unit.
- Have obtained OMSSU Level 2 Certification with the equine to be used in MSAR.
- Equine must have a Henneke Body Condition score between a 5 and 6.
- Equine must be in good physical condition (can be ridden for 6 hours or more, can walk up steep inclines without be coming winded, etc.)
- The OMSSU Officer must be in good physical condition (You may be required to ride for 6 hours or more and/or you may be required to walk several Km).
- A desire and ability to volunteer their time to MSAR training.
- Be available on a moment's notice any day, time, or weather condition to be deployed on a search.
- Can follow the chain of command and orders without argument