A few weeks back I posted about a SAR member from the interior of BC who needed assistance. Today there’s another SAR volunteer who needs help. Like the previous post, I don’t know this guy, but I’m inclined to support …
Author: Michael Coyle
A few facts about Search and Rescue in the Metro Vancouver area.
Is a cold night out in the bush really such a terrible thing that we risk rescuer’s health and well being?
The Union of BC Municipalities endorsed the following resolution last week WHEREAS capital and non-operational funding for search and rescue (SAR) in BC is not consistent, equitable, or rationally allocated and SAR organizations bear the large administrative burden of applying …
It’s important to get your symbols right – not being careful with the small stuff could lead to mistakes with more important symbols.
The Waffle House Index, metrics and risk assessment
On dealing with friends and family on the worst day of their lives
Update: see comments below, Tony Rupp has found a donor. Recently a friend of mine from the Okanagan posted on the BCSARA member’s board a request from a Shuswap SAR member whose kidneys are failing and needs a transplant. I don’t often pass …
Backcountry safety is the process that consists of many parts; all of them are important, and leaving one out can mean the difference between life and death.
A short reflection on a decade of being a long line rescue tech.