SAR on Digges Islands
SAR parachuting from a plane
SAR parachuting from a plane

In tribute to sacrifices made by RCAF Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR techs), Sergeant Mike Hall with the RCAF Band composed and recorded the song titled ‘That Others May Live’. Feel free to share with friends and family.

The Canadian Armed Forces have approximately 140 search and rescue technicians. They are highly trained specialists who provide advanced pre-hospital medical care and rescue for aviators, mariners and others in distress in remote or hard-to-reach areas. These men and women are trained to a paramedic national standard with additional advanced skills. SAR techs are land and sea survival experts who specialize in rescue techniques, including Arctic rescue, parachuting, diving, mountain climbing and helicopter rescue.

The Royal Canadian Air Force has the primary responsibility of providing aeronautical search and rescue (SAR) services and the Canadian Coast Guard is responsible for maritime SAR services.

“That Others May Live” is a motto long-embraced by SAR Techs that serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

That Others May Live - Song and Lyrics


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That Others May Live - Lyrics

On a long and lonely highway out of town
The radio reports a brother down
We wipe away the tear
A thousand calls this year
Say a little prayer for next time around

Some will give that others may live
Some give all
They answer the call
Some they say
Just live for the day
They can lend a hand
To their brothers that fall

On a cold and snowy mountain far from home
In the darkness of a forest where men roam
On a deep and angry sea
That'll bring you to your knees
You can rest assured you'll never stand alone


Keep standing tall and true
So proud , so brave , so few
Just one thing left to do
We will remember you


© 2015 Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of National Defence. All rights reserved. The music and lyrics of this song are protected by Canadian copyright law. The song may be downloaded to a personal computer and shared electronically, but it cannot be reproduced in any form and sold commercially, or used in any other manner that would amount to infringement under Canadian copyright law, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

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