Tag: risk

Incident outcomes in the South Coast of BC (Copyright Michael Coyle, reuse with permission)

Is a cold night out in the bush really such a terrible thing that we risk rescuer’s health and well being?

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The Waffle House Index, metrics and risk assessment

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Comments on an excellent letter to the Vancouver Sun regarding the nature of risk, adventure, and the right of the individual to take risks

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Some opinions and info about discussion on SAR cost recovery

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The WorkSafeBC report into a SAR Volunteer’s death is boiled down into headlines before the upcoming inquest.

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Some information and clarification on the “grounding” of long line operations in BC and Canada

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The Victoria Times Colonist asks if there’s leeway for first responders to be heroes, indicating they do not understand Emergency Response

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Climate change means less stable weather, and more disasters. We have to be more efficient at managing emergencies.

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Some musings on the differences between hazard, risk and consequences as they relate to risk management in search and rescue.

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In my last post on this subject I wrote about how skiers have an advantage over sledders in that they have more opportunity to observe conditions as they travel through terrain. Today, some observations on the flip side of the …

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