The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) represents and supports the 80 search and rescue groups, their 2,500 members located throughout the province, and the agencies our members provide the service on behalf of. Recently there have been comments made in the media that the current search and rescue model is not sustainable, along …
Press Release received from Chilliwack SAR Manager Doug Fraser:
South Peace SAR, based out of Dawson Creek, BC was victim to a recent break in and theft to their equipment trailer. The incident resulted in damage to the trailer and a loss of some vital First Aid equipment required for their operations. If you have any information please contact the Dawson Creek RCMP, your …
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.