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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…

Don’t Panic

Stay calm and maintain a positive attitude.

S.T.O.P.

Rembember to Stop, Think, Observe, and Plan.

Stay Put

It reduces time and search area for the authorities looking for you.

Seek Shelter

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.

S.T.O.P.

Stop. Think. Observe. Plan.

Then Act!

Who & When To Call In An Emergency

Call 911

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.

Cell Towers

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.

GPS Reading

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!

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Get In Touch:

 

info@adventuresmartbc.ca

Contact

P.O. Box 2176
Sidney BC
V8L 3S6
Canada

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 https://t.co/IiFjQMYu9a

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.
#staytuned

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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