Tag: rescue

Out of Bounds Skiers are not the problem

There’s no appreciable difference between and out of bounds skier and most other rescues SAR does.

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Are we rescuing people too soon?

Is a cold night out in the bush really such a terrible thing that we risk rescuer’s health and well being?

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A decade of long line rescue

A short reflection on a decade of being a long line rescue tech.

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RCMP to be charged for CH-149 Cormorant

Two sources indicate that the Department of Defence is considering charging the RCMP for the use of the CH-149 Cormorant for search and rescue in BC

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On Life Jackets

Hundreds of people die of drowning every year because they are not wearing life jackets.

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Smart Phone and GPS

Clarifications and reiterating smart phone GPS capabilities, PLBs, and how to automate the process of determining someone’s location.

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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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Donations are not repayment

Terrible reporting on a rescued person’s donation as “repayment” has resulted in the impression that SAR teams charge for rescue: they don’t!

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Calling for help early saves lives

We used some high tech yesterday to locate the subjects of a search, but the real credit goes to calling for help early!

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Locating lost people using smart phones

People don’t know how to make their smart phone show their location, so I created a service that lets SAR track a person’s location via their smart phone.

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