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Accidental Triggering of SPOT device

Accidental trigger of a SPOT device, general discussion of devices limitations, and how to avoid them.

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SAR Expertise doesn’t come free

If you are developing a project to assist SAR – tap into our expertise, but do so by respecting that our time is valuable and worth paying for.

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UAV Exemption myths

Where you can and can’t fly your UAV under the Transport Canada sub-2kg exemption for commercial use.

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“Malfunctioning” Satellite messengers

In the past year I’ve heard of two situations where the improper use of a satellite emergency notification device (SEND) such as an DeLorme InReach or SPOT Messenger have caused SAR to be called out to search. In both cases I suspect user

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Update on UAV use for SAR in British Columbia

The following clarification on the use of UAVs was issued by Emergency Management BC a few weeks ago; it has important implications for SAR teams considering using UAVs. This is a significant development on project I’ve been working on for the past few

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URL Redirection Rant

A few months back I had to deal with a “webmaster” on a national site that deals with public safety information. They had some very critical public safety information at a link and literally hundreds of web sites linked to

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UAV use cases for SAR

Some musings on use cases for UAVs in Search and Rescue, the result of a few years thinking about the topic.

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Using YourLo.ca/tion for SAR

Instructions for using YourLo.ca/tion for Search and Rescue or other first responders to locate missing people.

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The future of public safety communications

Last week I was in Ashcroft testing what will become the future of public safety communications networking; initial impressions of this emerging tech.

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YourLo.ca/tion successes

YourLo.ca/tion successes; an appeal for feedback on how YourLo.ca/tion is working, and general feedback

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