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What was the largest search in BC History?

What is the largest search in BC Search and Rescue History? Almost impossible to answer to anyone’s satisfaction.

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Who is paying for SAR in BC?

Who is paying for SAR in BC? Where does the money come from & where does it go? What does it mean that SAR funding is not stable, & how do we fix it?

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Growth of of the Long Line Rescue technique

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.

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Quadrennial SAR Review feedback

The federal government recently undertook a review of Canada’s Search and Rescue program, this is my contribution to the Quadrennial SAR review

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SAR Team call volumes in BC

Who is the busiest SAR team in BC? Using numbers from EMBC I analysed the call volumes of SAR groups in BC and came up with some interesting results.

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Busiest Canada Day Weekend in a Decade

Looking back through data from the last 11 years I figure Canada Day long weekend 2013 was the busiest we have had in BC.

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Analysis of Missing Dementia in an Urban Environment

My friend Richard Laing of Ridge Meadows SAR has written an analysis of missing subjects with dementia in the Metro Vancouver area. View the document here.

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Confusing an estimate with reality

It can be hazardous when a bad user interface makes people believe something is exact when it’s an estimate, or even worse, a guess.

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Canadian Avalanche Air Bag study

A recently released series of reports on the effectiveness of Avalanche Air Bags in Canada gives us the first evidence that they are effective.

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Measuring Smartphone GPS accuracy

Measuring the accuracy of a Smartphone GPS, showing that it is signifcantly less accurate than a wilderness GPS

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