Some initial comments on the 10 million funding announcement for BCSARA today. Putting the money where it belongs First off, a 10 million dollar disbursement from the government to the BC Search and Rescue Association puts right up front the message …
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 …
An under-funded SAR system might be difficult to detect, how do we tell when we don’t have enough resources to do things right?
Who is paying for SAR in BC? Where does the money come from & where does it go? What does it mean that SAR funding is not stable, & how do we fix it?
Whistler SAR’s annual grant was denied, illustrating one of the many flaws in BC’s SAR funding model
The Union of BC Municipalities has proposed a resolution on SAR funding. They support the province funding SAR fully, as their previous resolutions show.
Ground SAR funding in BC is not equitable, stable or rational. Vocal groups are funded, others get little. A rational approach puts resources where needed.
Adding to the discussion about the BC Search and Rescue system, I propose some solutions to the problems pointed out by Tim Jones of North Shore Rescue.
The federal government recently undertook a review of Canada’s Search and Rescue program, this is my contribution to the Quadrennial SAR review