AdventureSmart is a national outreach program focusing on outdoor safety education designed to promote personal preparedness, encourage safe outdoor activities and lifestyles concentrating on search & rescue prevention. The BC AdventureSmart Teams will be working closely with the BC Search & Rescue Association, the 80 SAR groups and 2500 volunteer members increasing awareness to help reduce …
With the support provided by the Province of BC with last year’s $10 million grant BCSARA was able to partner with the Lifesaving Society to run two teams of presenters for the AdventureSmart program. The teams, based in Vancouver and Kelowna, were able to make over 11,500 contacts as they spread the word of SAR …
In an unfortunate case of irony right before the holidays, early on December 17th it was Sparwood Search and Rescue who were in need of emergency assistance, when a fire broke out at their SAR base.
BCSARA is pleased to announce the creation of our online store where you can purchase branded apparel and backcountry safety tools.
Update on the SAR-NIF Swiftwater project for November 2016
An update on the progress disbursing the Province of BC’s 10 million dollar one-time SAR funding
Information on the upcoming BCSARA 2017 elections for representatives and board members.
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) is very pleased to announce that approval has been received for funding under Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SAR-NIF) to establish a sophisticated provincial on-line database. This 3-year project will procure and implement a province-wide on-line ISRID-compliant database (software) that will accumulate extensive information on past operational history, as well …
BCSARA is providing a new tool to our 2500 SAR volunteers in the form of a mobile app available for iPhone and Android.
BCSARA and the BC & Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society have signed a contract to provide additional support for AdventureSmart in BC.