In an article in this month’s Maclean’s magazine rescuers at Elliot Lake tell their story; it seems that the media and the public were wrong
A comment on the political response to the situation at Elliot Lake and how safety decisions should be left to the rescuers.
I spent the weekend (4 days) training in Squamish with the rest of my SAR team on helicopter long line rescue.
Satellite Phones may not have 911 capability; users should know what number to call for rescue
Some musings on the CAA’s Avalanche Search and Rescue seminar for SAR teams considering sending people.
A lot of people, including those that should know better, insist on blaming the victim of a backcountry search or rescue.
A minor rescue on Eagle Ridge of two hikers caught by darkness; rescue compared to similar ones 20 years ago. Small backup light essential.
When you’e using OpenStreetMap, you’re using Crowdsourced data; in my experience, very accurate for urban searches.
A case study of a rescue with a Personal Locator Beacon in SouthWestern BC detailing rescuer’s difficulties accessing the location.
News tonight of a rescue in Yoho National Park. Parks Canada pioneered the rescue technique SAR people in BC know variously as HETS (Human External Transport System), or “Class ‘D’” operations (referring to the Aviation regulations that govern people being …