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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SARDay 2: Dealing with Death

Over the new years long weekend our team was called out to assist Ridge Meadows SAR for a missing person in Golden Ears Park. Unfortunately the task ended in a fatality. Since I decided to try “vlogging” (Video Blogging) this year, I

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SARDay

In 2010 I started a series of posts where I blogged about everything related to SAR that I did in one year. I also added up all of the hours spent on training, tasks and other SAR related things. I

Most popular posts 2015

The most popular posts on my blog for the year 2015 are, with one exception, posts that I wrote in previous years. I don’t know what that says about my blogging this year – perhaps I am getting worse or

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URL Redirection Rant

A few months back I had to deal with a “webmaster” on a national site that deals with public safety information. They had some very critical public safety information at a link and literally hundreds of web sites linked to

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SAR member needs help

A few weeks back I posted about a SAR member from the interior of BC who needed assistance. Today there’s another SAR volunteer who needs help. Like the previous post, I don’t know this guy, but I’m inclined to support

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