Tag: Search and Rescue

The Anatomy of a Search and Rescue Call Out in BC

SAR Managers frequently dispatch a small initial strike-team to respond rapidly via helicopter, which resolves most responses within a short period of time. This rapid-deployment unit will include an avalanche technician, a…

Why You Should Leave a Trip Plan with a Responsible Person

Who will know you're in trouble when you get lost or injured in the backcountry? Maybe no one, if you don't leave a trip plan with a responsible person.

Scam Warning – BC Search and Rescue Does Not Solicit Donations by Phone

BCSARA recommends that anyone who is contacted by an organization seeking funding for Search and Rescue question the caller as to the organization’s name and charity registration number. Should a member of…

Utah Launches Search and Rescue Assistance Subscription Service

The cost of a Search and Rescue effort to assist a backcountry user in distress can add up quickly. Many rescues require the use of helicopter time and specialized equipment, which can run the…

Province of BC contributes $5 million to Search and Rescue

The Province of BC has announced a one-time $5 million contribution for the 80 recognized ground Search and Rescue (SAR) groups across the province