Board Of Directors

The BC Search and Rescue Association is run by a board of directors elected from the GSAR community.

Executive Members:


Chris Mushumanski, Vanderhoof

Vice President

Trent Blair, Prince George


 Janice Hulse, Whistler


Andrew Wallwork, Surrey

Agency Reps:

Emergency Management BC

Allan Mole

Municipal Police

Colin Wiebe


Harm Sandhu

BC Emergency Health Services Authority

Dr. Alec Ritchie

Fire Chiefs’ Association of BC

Daniel Derby

Regional Members:

South Island Regional Director

Jamie Tudway, Cobble Hill

North Island Regional Director

Dave Poulsen, Port Alberni

South West Regional Director

John Howe, Squamish

Fraser Valley Regional Director

Frank Van Nynatten, Chilliwack

West Kootenay Regional Director

Grant Burnard, Grand Forks

East Kootenay Regional Director

Ed Ehrler, Sparwood

Okanagan Similkameen Regional Director

Colleen Aven, Oliver

Thompson Okanagan Regional Director

Geoffrey Vick, Lumby

North West Regional Director

Mike Stekelenburg, Kitimat

Bulkley Nechako Regional Director

Andy Muma, Houston

Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Director

Dale Parker, Mackenzie

North East Regional Director

Steve Tory, Tumbler Ridge


P.O. Box 2176
Sidney BC
V8L 3S6

For Emergencies, Call 911 or
1-800-663-3456 (Satelite Phone)

News Alerts

🚨With the long weekend ahead and our call volume at a record high, we've launched a video series today that illustrates the risks of the top 11 trails that have the most search and rescue calls in BC. Check these videos out and hike smart! @BCAdvSmart

Our TRAIL SPECIFIC SAFETY VIDEO series includes a popular trail aka ‘Mother Nature’s Stair Master!’

The GROUSE GRIND TRAIL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED due to hazardous conditions (❄️&🧊).

When @MetroVancouver opens the #GG we’ll share our 10th trail specific safety video.

Tough callouts summon the best in each of us.  After a traumatic event we need to mentally process this uncommon experience, and looking after our bodies will aid this process.  Drink plenty of water, eat healthy foods & avoid excess caffeine, alcohol or cannabis. #CISMSaturday

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