ACRO (Cave Rescue)
ACRO was formed in 2001 by a group of cavers and search and rescue volunteers to respond to the need for organized cave rescue in the province of Alberta as cave rescue resource requirements exceed the capability within the provincial and federal agency staff having authority and responsibility for public safety. ACRO works closely with these agencies in providing these services.
In 2007, ACRO partnered with the British Columbia Cave Rescue organization (est 1984) to share knowledge, resources and information in order to provide cave rescue resources to Western Canada.
ACRO also supports and provides technical rescue related training to various ground SAR groups.
ACRO re-established itself as a non-profit society under The Societies Act within Alberta on March 15, 2010.