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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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Why media engagement matters

Media reporting of SAR shapes how the public and policy makers understand us – to our detriment.

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SAR Expertise doesn’t come free

If you are developing a project to assist SAR – tap into our expertise, but do so by respecting that our time is valuable and worth paying for.

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Distracted Driving and SAR

Distrated driving legislation in BC includes hand held radios – what you need to know

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