Mission and Mandate
The BC SAR Program
No Charge for Search and Rescue
Search and Rescue
Recognition of Service
Ground SAR in British Columbia is done entirely by volunteers. Read more about these highly skilled and dedicated members of your community.
2500 SAR volunteers in 80 teams
Learn about the challenges and rescue techniques used by Search and Rescue in BC.
Learn about how to make your next backcountry trip safer.
Trip planning and public education
Support the BC SAR Association's mandate to support the delivery of SAR services province wide. Funds are used to supply training, fund equipment, educate the public, and ensure the safety of the many dedicated SAR volunteers in BC.
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association enhances the provision of ground search and rescue services in the province by bringing together all SAR professionals in BC
We provide vital public safety information and education in our efforts to reduce the number and severity of SAR incidents.
Read more about the 80 Search and Rescue groups and 2500 volunteers that perform more than 1200 rescues a year in British Columbia.
BCSARA is Moving, Effective April 1, 2014!
Alternate Funding Model Update
2014/2015 SAR Training Schedule
BCSARA Elections Handbook 2014
Alternative Funding Model Update
BC SAR members heading to Australia to help find Ontario man
Hope SAR Open House and Recruitment
ESRI Offers MAPSAR Training at SARScene 2013
Providing Clarification on Recent Funding Model Discussion Paper
BCSARA Submits Alternative Funding Model Paper to BC Government
BCSARA and EMBC Submit Applications for NIF Grants
BCSARA CISM - Peer Recruitment Drive
BCSARA Press Release on Sustainability
Chilliwack SAR: Busiest Day in Their History
South Peace SAR Victim of Break In To Their Equipment Trailer
Call For Interest - BCSARA Training Committee