Accidental Triggering of SPOT device

Accidental trigger of a SPOT device, general discussion of devices limitations, and how to avoid them.

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The Snapchat search

Using Snapchat stories to locate missing 3 missing hikers

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Long term SAR Trends in British Columbia

Emergency Management BC published the yearly summary statistics for emergency response in BC and like last year I did some analysis. We now have 20 years of statistics on SAR in BC! You may recall that last year there seemed

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SAR Media Tropes

A trope is a kind of conceptual shorthand often used in storytelling – but the harm the larger issue of backcountry safety.

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SAR Missing Persons Database

There’s no central list of missing persons SAR groups in BC have been unable to find. I’d like to create one.

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Depressed open skull fracture

First responders may not be able to diagnose a skull fracture in the field.

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SAR Call Volume Trends

Last week I published a post showing how the 2015-2016 year was unusually busy one for SAR groups in British Columbia. That one dealt with the number of people rescued, and at the end of it I uncovered one of the reasons for

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SAR Call volume up province wide

SAR Teams in BC saw more than a 25% increase in people rescued in 2015/16

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Out of Bounds Skiers are not the problem

There’s no appreciable difference between and out of bounds skier and most other rescues SAR does.

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High profile SAR

What do you do when a famous person goes missing in your search area?

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