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Situational Awareness: Sledder vs Skier

In my last post on this subject I wrote about how skiers have an advantage over sledders in that they have more opportunity to observe conditions as they travel through terrain. Today, some observations on the flip side of the

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William Fisher Search Review

A review of a 3 day search on Vancouver island with significant logistical issues that were overcome by use of amateur radio.

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A Social Media Policy for SAR

The need for a Social Media Policy for Search and Rescue teams and members is explored

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Social Media in SAR Management: Getting The Word Out

A discussion of best practises for SAR teams in the use of Social Media in SAR Management, and disseminating information

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Situational Awareness: Skier vs Sledder

Situational Awareness is a risk-management keyword that’s being used more and more often and is especially important for avalanches.

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SAR and Crowdsourced Maps

When you’e using OpenStreetMap, you’re using Crowdsourced data; in my experience, very accurate for urban searches.

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Personal Locator Beacons from the Rescuer’s Perspective

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A case study of a rescue with a Personal Locator Beacon in SouthWestern BC detailing rescuer’s difficulties accessing the location.

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SAR Manager (in name only)

After an intense 4 day course (two of those days were 13 hours long), I’ve managed to pass the SAR Manager’s evaluation and exam. People came from all over BC: from as far north as Stewart, BC where the SAR

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A “promotion”

I’m moving up. I’m going to be a manager. Being in BC, we get more SAR tasks than the rest of Canada combined. Being in the southwest part of BC, we get 36% of all the tasks in BC. This

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Excercise SILVER

An Earthquake near Tsawwassen, a structure fire on Hamilton Street, a gas leak at Robson and Cambie, and a dirty bomb in Agasiz. Just another day in Excercise Silver. Silver, the second in the series of preperatory emergency excercises leading

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