What is the largest search in BC Search and Rescue History? Almost impossible to answer to anyone’s satisfaction.
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?
By analysing a database of SAR incident on BC over the past decade we can show the grown of the Long Line Rescue technique over time.
The federal government recently undertook a review of Canada’s Search and Rescue program, this is my contribution to the Quadrennial SAR review
Who is the busiest SAR team in BC? Using numbers from EMBC I analysed the call volumes of SAR groups in BC and came up with some interesting results.
Looking back through data from the last 11 years I figure Canada Day long weekend 2013 was the busiest we have had in BC.
My friend Richard Laing of Ridge Meadows SAR has written an analysis of missing subjects with dementia in the Metro Vancouver area. View the document here.
It can be hazardous when a bad user interface makes people believe something is exact when it’s an estimate, or even worse, a guess.
A recently released series of reports on the effectiveness of Avalanche Air Bags in Canada gives us the first evidence that they are effective.
Measuring the accuracy of a Smartphone GPS, showing that it is signifcantly less accurate than a wilderness GPS