Castlegar Society for Search and RescueFor 20 years, CSAR has been providing specialized services generally not offered by other emergency service agencies. Our group is based out of Castlegar and we have 25 active members. On average, our members respond to 12 to 15 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 the 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