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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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UAV Exemption myths

Where you can and can’t fly your UAV under the Transport Canada sub-2kg exemption for commercial use.

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Uniforms in SAR

Take a look at these soldiers They are members of the Spanish Legion, and while you or I may think they look a little funny they are proud of their uniforms. Uniforms you ask? Yes, those are their dress uniforms.

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On Being a Hero

My SAR team is doing a recruiting cycle and this always leads to questions about what kind of person we need to join a SAR team. My answer is always “someone who does not want to be a hero”. You’d

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Sea to Sky Director

For those who haven’t heard I am running for the BC Search and Rescue Association Regional Director for the Sea to Sky.

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SARDay 3 through 36

Wow. I really thought that I’d be able to reproduce the SARDay posts this year, but it turns out a lot has changed. The first is that I’m heavily involved in designing and building my team’s new Mobile Command Centre and this is essentially

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Would signs help?

Would signs indicating how many people die in gullies on the North Shore each year help inform people about the dangers of skiing beyond the ropes?

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Funding announcement this week

Some initial comments on the 10 million funding announcement for BCSARA today. Putting the money where it belongs First off, a 10 million dollar disbursement from the government to the BC Search and Rescue Association puts right up front the message

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“Malfunctioning” Satellite messengers

In the past year I’ve heard of two situations where the improper use of a satellite emergency notification device (SEND) such as an DeLorme InReach or SPOT Messenger have caused SAR to be called out to search. In both cases I suspect user

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Update on UAV use for SAR in British Columbia

The following clarification on the use of UAVs was issued by Emergency Management BC a few weeks ago; it has important implications for SAR teams considering using UAVs. This is a significant development on project I’ve been working on for the past few

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