On March 21st, 190 Search and Rescue Volunteers from all over British Columbia will descend on the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond to learn about a new tool to help them establish the level of exposure to risk.
The Response Assessment and Decision Making Support (RADeMS) tool was developed to assist the 2300 active BC SAR volunteers in evaluating hazards against the overall incident response capability.
In addition, attendees will hear presentations on the Alternate Support Model that the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association has been discussing with the Province of British Columbia, the SAR Safety program and a case study regarding a recent SAR incident.
This is a rare opportunity for SAR volunteers from all across BC to gather and share ideas, make connections, and learn new ways to make SAR responses safer.
BC’s unpaid SAR volunteers respond to approximately 1300 incidents each year, expending over 100,000 hours.
The conference runs Saturday 0900-1600hrs and Sunday from 0800-1600hrs.