Two sources indicate that the Department of Defence is considering charging the RCMP for the use of the CH-149 Cormorant for search and rescue in BC
UAV operations for SAR teams in Canada; bottom line is amateur operators cannot fly for Search and Rescue
TrueNorth is in public beta – using a GIS is like writing a resume with Photoshop, come get your mapping word processor.
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?
Media reporting on the federal government’s tax break for SAR volunteers as an incentive misses the boat; it’s recognition of service, and not a motivation.
The federal government of Canada introduced a tax credit for SAR volunteers. Full text of the section, and a link to the budget document.
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?
Cypress Mountain has posted signage indicating anyone calling for rescue could be charged a “fee” of $1000. Why this policy is extremely misguided.
Some resources on how Search and Rescue works in British Columbia for UAV operators.
Some basic facts about the operational use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Search and Rescue in Canada, and in BC