An increasing number of GSAR responses require specialized skills and equipment, commonly referred to as ‘technical rescue’. GSAR Groups where required, with support from the Province of B.C. and BCSARA, have increased their capabilities to provide:
- Rope Rescue
- Swiftwater Rescue
- Flat Ice Rescue
- Flat Water Rescue
- Avalanche Search and Rescue
- Helicopter Rescue
- Class ‘D’ Fixed Line/Winch Rescue
- Mountain Rescue
The expansion of technical rescue capabilities requires coordination, provision of expertise, and review to ensure programs are kept up to date.
The BCSARA Board formed a Provincial Training Committee in 2016 to focus on all aspects of GSAR training. BCSARA is seeking a contractor to assist the Training Committee in moving forward in conjunction with other committees and stakeholders. In addition, BCSARA is considering forming a Technical Rescue Committee or sub-committee to the Training Committee, and seeking assistance
through the same contractor within this Statement of Work process towards that end.
Please see the attached document for information on this project.