The silver alert is an example of an alert for a vulnerable missing person in an urban setting that can help find people with dementia who wander.
There are various technologies available to track missing subjects with dementia that allow trained searchers to locate them.
Province of BC has a Dementia Action plan that makes no mention of prevention, education or response to subjects that wander, a life threatening situation.
Many people don’t know that wilderness SAR teams are often called to search for subjects with dementia in BC, and it is one of the hardest parts of our job.
I presented at the Unmanned Systems Canada conference in Vancouver on the operational use of UAVs for Search and Rescue.
My presentation from SARScene 2013 on Social Media and SAR Operations #SMSAR
This year I’m attending the conference, presenting, and facilitating at two sessions, exhibiting at the trade show and cheering on the SAR Games.
I’d like to introduce a new hastag to further the discussion of Social Media in Search and Rescue: #SMSAR
Family resumes a search for missing people from 2010. If you get in trouble in the BC backcountry, There’s always the possibility you will never be found.
The Union of BC Municipalities has proposed a resolution on SAR funding. They support the province funding SAR fully, as their previous resolutions show.