Columbia Valley Search and RescueCVSAR maintains a response capability for grounds search, swiftwater rescue, rope rescue, and mountain rescue. Members are comprised of volunteers from all backgrounds, including the general public, firefighters and paramedics, mountain guides, recreationalists, and even search dog handlers.
The group and it’s equipment is based in Windermere, co-located with the Emergency Operations Center adjacent the Windermere Fire Hall. SAR members respond to emergencies from all over the Columbia Valley as far away as the Brisco area in the north, to Panorama, and south beyond Canal Flats. CVSAR is seeking new members, and interested candidates can apply through the link on this site. – See more at: http://columbiavalley.vr-sar.org/#sthash.nRkyc3A8.dpuf.