SARVAC and CSA develop GSAR Curriculum for Canada

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 09:02 in General News

SARVAC and the Canadian Standards Association are in the late stages of GSAR Curriculum for Canada. Currently the Curriculum (Z1625) is hosted on the CSA website and is available for Public Review. We invite all those interested to view and provide constructive critique.

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Winter Boat Rescue

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 17:42 in BC News

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Vernon Search and Rescue was called to respond to an RCMP request regarding a boater in distress, at night on Okanagan Lake. Bystanders could hear the subject calling out for help, yet were unable to reach him.

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Strengthening the Ground SAR Role in Canada

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 17:36 in General News

This weekend, Ground SAR Groups from the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association will have an opportunity to meet in Chilliwack as a part of a SARVAC project funded by the National Search and Rescue Secretariat New Initiatives Funding entitled: “Strengthening the Ground Search and Rescue Role in Canada”.

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British Columbia commits $10 million for B.C. ground search and rescue

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 16:00 in BC News

NEWS RELEASE NORTH VANCOUVER – 􀀃Ground search and rescue volunteers are known for providing an outstretched hand-of-help to the lost or injured in British Columbia.  The provincial government is reaching out to them and will be providing $10-million in one-time funding to help bolster training, administrative support and equipment renewals. Read the News Release

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New Hug-A-Tree and Survive Video

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 16:26 in AdventureSmart, General News

Exciting news! SARVAC is pleased to launch a newly revised version of the Hug-A-Tree and Survive video which is now available on in both official languages. The new video incorporates the use of an emergency shelter, which is consistent with the current teaching practice. Presenters are encouraged to use the latest version by downloading […]

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Missing hunter in NS’s Annapolis Valley found safe in woods north of Middleton

Posted on December 23, 2015 at 17:50 in General News, NS News

RCMP say the man is in good health but has minor injuries and is cold and wet  

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Patient Monitor to Vernon SAR

Posted on December 14, 2015 at 00:31 in BC News, General News

The Vernon (BC) Search & Rescue team has received a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that will help them save more lives.  View video…

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Mabel Lake, BC – Missing Women

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 16:19 in General News

In the early morning of November 11th, 2015, Vernon Search and Rescue was called out to search for two missing women in the Mabel Lake – Kingfisher area, east of Enderby, BC, Canada.

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Broken Ankle – Aberdeen Plateau – HWR Extraction

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 16:18 in General News

Vernon Search and Rescue was called to respond to an injured subject near King Eddie (King Edward) lake, on the Aberdeen Plateau near Vernon, BC, Canada.

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Prince Edward Island Ground SAR

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 10:39 in General News, PE News

Search and Rescue began on Prince Edward Island in 1995 with the establishment of a search and rescue team in West Prince, P.E.I.. The team was created in response to a missing person’s case when trained searchers had to be brought in from out of province.  Cst. Terry Totten (RCMP) led the establishment and training of […]

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