Tag: numbers

SAR Incidents by Week (2003 to 2010)

What is the largest search in BC Search and Rescue History? Almost impossible to answer to anyone’s satisfaction.

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SAR Funding Uses

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?

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Looking up

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.

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Rescuing an Olympic Skier in 2010

The federal government recently undertook a review of Canada’s Search and Rescue program, this is my contribution to the Quadrennial SAR review

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British Columbia SAR Team Call Volume, 2003 - 2012

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.

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Looking back through data from the last 11 years I figure Canada Day long weekend 2013 was the busiest we have had in BC.

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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.

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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.

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A recently released series of reports on the effectiveness of Avalanche Air Bags in Canada gives us the first evidence that they are effective.

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Measuring the accuracy of a Smartphone GPS, showing that it is signifcantly less accurate than a wilderness GPS

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