WestCoastSARNorth Vancouver Island BCSARA regional director recently visited the West Coast Inland SAR group in Tofino, WISAR suffered a catastrophic fire at their hall and lost their only SAR vehicle and all of their equipment including most of the hall which was gutted by the fire. Thanks to a BC Gaming grant supported by BCSARA the group was able to rebuild the hall, purchase a new and improved mobile command vehicle and restock damaged gear.

The team is very active on the west coast of Vancouver Island which spans a large area including assisting on SAR calls into the Pacific Rim National Park.

Pictured by the new command post are SAR managers Tim Webb (L) and Frances Bruhwiler (R)

Submitted by,

Grant Cromer 

North Vancouver Island Regional Representative
British Columbia Search & Rescue Association
Campbell River Search & Rescue Manager