A short reflection on a decade of being a long line rescue tech.
- SAR Links
By analysing a database of SAR incident on BC over the past decade we can show the grown of the Long Line Rescue technique over time.
Adding to the discussion about the BC Search and Rescue system, I propose some solutions to the problems pointed out by Tim Jones of North Shore Rescue.
I spent the weekend (4 days) training in Squamish with the rest of my SAR team on helicopter long line rescue.
I’ve written about the rescue technique known as HETS several times. Basically it’s a technique that’s perfect for inserting and extracting rescuers and equipment from BC’s forested slopes. Where a helicopter pilot can’t hover or land, they can long line.…