Highest Number of Searches and Rescues Recorded for July

Highest Number of Searches and Rescues Recorded for July

The BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) is greatly concerned over the highest number of searches and rescues ever recorded in the month of July. In July, Emergency Management BC recorded a total of 333 search and rescue (SAR) related events. “This is an...
CISM Program Support During COVID-19 Outbreak

CISM Program Support During COVID-19 Outbreak

Fellow SAR Volunteers, We are all in the midst of an unprecedented public health emergency. The COVID-19 outbreak affects everyone, but first responders are affected more than many others. Along with the physical health and safety risks you face, this outbreak has a...
Victoria Day Long Weekend

Victoria Day Long Weekend

Victoria Day Long Weekend Date: May 16 – 18, 2020 Contact: Sandra Riches, Executive Director & BC Coordinator, BC AdventureSmart 604.671.2241 / execdirector@adventuresmartbc.ca Media requests welcome. The May long weekend is the ‘kick off to...
Reducing SAR Incidents

Reducing SAR Incidents

Public Safety Announcement May 9 – 10, 2020 Contact: Sandra Riches, Executive Director, BC AdventureSmart, 604-671-2241, execdirector@adventuresmartbc.ca Media request welcome. As we all continue to socialize uniquely in our communities with family, friends and...
Easter Long Weekend Public Safety

Easter Long Weekend Public Safety

Public Safety Announcement ‘Easter Long Weekend’ Date:            April 10 – 13, 2020 Contact:     Sandra Riches, Executive Director & BC Coordinator, BC AdventureSmart 604-671-2241 This long weekend will be celebrated uniquely with family and friends. As we...

Search and Rescue During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27 2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic means people must be extra cautious in the outdoors VICTORIA – As the COVID-19 pandemic puts extra pressure on emergency resources across the province, the B.C. Search and Rescue Association and Emergency Management B.C. are...