Castlegar Society for Search and RescueSince 1995, CSAR has been providing specialized services generally not offered by other emergency service agencies. Our group is based out of Castlegar and we have 35 active members. On average, our members respond to 25 – 35 incidents per year with 25% of the calls involving water. This number has more than quadrupled over the last 20 years.
Our area of responsibility includes Castlegar, Areas I and J, the Arrow Lakes, Columbia River, Kootenay River, Pass Creek and west towards Nancy Green. We also assist other search and rescue groups in other West Kootenay/Boundary areas