Managing Expectations in SAR

Think of any movie you’ve ever watched that has a Search and Rescue component in it. For example, let’s look at the recent movie San Andreas where Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a SAR helicopter pilot / superhero. How are we (SAR responders)...

The Emergency Management Exemplary Service Awards

The National Search and Rescue Secretariat SAR Awards have been replaced with the new Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award (EMSA), formally announced on December 22nd, 2017. Awards will be granted in five categories: Resilient Communities; Search and Rescue...

My Big Fat SAR July 2015

I am a SAR volunteer from Vanderhoof, belonging to Nechako Valley SAR for 18 years, and the BCSARA Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team for 2 years. Over these years, I trained to become a ground searcher, team leader, search manager, a BCSARA regional...