As a result of input from the SAR community through the Leveling the Playing Field SAR-NIF project, a provincial training committee is being formed. Please share attached document with your teams and interested members can respond directly to Wendy Hetherington at email@example.com Deadline for expressions of interest is Sunday, August 11, 2013.
Grand Forks SAR was the victim of a theft recently that saw 6 ICOM Radios, 6 Kenwood Radios and 6 Delorme GPS Tracking devices stolen. If you hear any information about this theft please contact your local police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Emergency Management British Columbia is seeking a Project Manager for their Air to Ground Communications NIF Project.
The National SAR Secretariat, after its recent start of a Quadrennial SAR Review is now seeking input from SAR groups on the future of the National SAR Program. BCSARA is encouraging SAR Groups to submit input for the review. Follow this link for details.
SARScene 2013, co-hosted by the National SAR Secretariat and the British Columbia SAR Association will be held in Chilliwack from October 19-21. More details to follow soon, but you can now mark your calendars in ink!
This weekend Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue Group (Hope SAR) will be celebrating a milestone 50th Anniversary of service to Hope and our Province. Hope SAR is one of only a few unique SAR Groups in BC that perform Search and Rescue duties AND Highway Road Rescue duties along the main arterial highways that enter …
Congratulations to North Shore Rescue who will be honoured at the Justice Institute of BC Foundation Awards on November 28th with the Dr. Joseph H. Cohen Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Public Safety.
The BCSARA Board is pleased to announce funding has been approved for a 2 year project under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR NIF). The Ground Search and Rescue response assessment and decision making support project will develop and supply field usable assessment tools, training, and safety promotional materials specific to SAR. The …
We’ve received a few inquiries for details about the National SAR Secretariat’s SARScene national SAR conference being co-hosted by BCSARA. We are told that the funding request is with Defence Minster MacKay and will hopefully be approved soon. We are tentatively planning for October 18-21 in Kelowna and as soon as more details are available …
Powell River Search and Rescue have partnered with First Credit Union & Insurance to help them raise funds for a new rescue vehicle. If you “like” the credit union page, the will donate $5 to Powell River SAR. https://www.facebook.com/firstcugroup