Trail Specific Safety Videos
We’re excited to provide an exclusive series of trail specific safety videos. These videos, from high search and rescue call volume regions in BC, provide the viewer with an in-depth visual planning resource which gives regional and trail specific information on terrain, facilities, weather, hiking times and required skills.
Know Before You Go!
Trip safety can mean the difference between a successful outcome and becoming a statistic in the outdoors. Whether summer or winter on land or water, remember the Three Ts. Be AdventureSmart, make a plan and leave a plan!
Does anyone know where you are going and when you expect to return? Leave a plan.
Obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out. Know and stay within your limits.
Always carry the essentials and know how to use them. Do you know the survival items you need?
In An Emergency…
Stay calm and maintain a positive attitude.
Remember to Stop, Think, Observe, and Plan.
It reduces time and search area for the authorities looking for you.
Protect yourself from the elements by staying warm and dry.
Signal For Help
Think BIG, think CONTRAST, think 3s.
Use whistle blasts x 3, mirror flashes x 3, horn blasts x 3, signal fires x 3 or rock piles x 3 to signal distress.
Create a ground-to-air symbol by making the letter “V” or “SOS”, at least 3 meters in length.
Stop. Think. Observe. Plan.
Who & When To Call In An Emergency
If you need help in the mountains, your FIRST ACTION should be to call 911. Let authorities know you need rescue. The 911 operator will dispatch the RCMP and they will request Search and Rescue.
When your phone makes an emergency 911 call, it will connect with any cell tower in range, even if it is not from your network provider. Therefore, a 911 call may go through even if you are not able to get cell reception.
Learn how to obtain your smart phone’s GPS reading and ensure your location services are turned on. During the 911 call, you can relay these coordinates to the operator, who will then pass it on to search crews.
Contact BC AdventureSmart!
P.O. Box 2176
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