Tag: rescue

Canadian Military considering charging for Disaster Relief services

Canadian Military considers charging for disaster relief; is cost recovery every a good idea for emergency response?

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Risk is part of Adventure

Comments on an excellent letter to the Vancouver Sun regarding the nature of risk, adventure, and the right of the individual to take risks

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Opinions on SAR Cost Recovery

Some opinions and info about discussion on SAR cost recovery

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Harvey’s cloud

Harvey’s Cloud, a weather phenomenon I encountered at Whistler during the 2010 Olympics

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A Social Media Storm

A cautionary tale of adverse effects of Social Media during a SAR operation

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Hypothermia Kit Conundrum

Musings about how to select a sleeping back for a hypothermia treatment kit.

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Managing my first large search: Initial thoughts

Some initial thoughts on managing my first large search; one with a happy outcome

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We don’t need Heroes

The Victoria Times Colonist asks if there’s leeway for first responders to be heroes, indicating they do not understand Emergency Response

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Elliot Lake; the rescuers speak

In an article in this month’s Maclean’s magazine rescuers at Elliot Lake tell their story; it seems that the media and the public were wrong

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On the Elliot Lake Mall collapse

A comment on the political response to the situation at Elliot Lake and how safety decisions should be left to the rescuers.

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