Search and Rescue| Mountain Sledder Magazine
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 medical responder, and an avalanche search dog team or other expertise.
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.
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 the public have concerns, or not receive tax receipts for a donation, they should contact the Canada Revenue Agency.
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 cost of a single rescue into the tens of thousands of dollars in short order. In most places, the …
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