Coquitlam Search and Rescue
Coquitlam Search and Rescue is a Volunteer Search and Rescue team based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. We serve the communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (The Tri-cities), Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby and New Westminster.
We are responsible for inland water, wilderness and urban search and rescue in an area bounded by
- Indian Arm on the west,
- Pitt Lake on the east,
- Garibaldi Park to the north,
- the Fraser River to the south.
This primary area is 1762km² and includes some of the most rugged and inaccessible terrain in the southwest region of the Province of British Columbia. The team also provides assistance to residents during natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes (for example, the Kelowna Firestorm). We also respond to help other SAR teams in the region, and throughout the province. We’ve been sent on searches in Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Comox (Strathcona Provincial Park), Prince George, Kitimat and on occasion Washington State.