Kamloops Search and Rescue

Kamloops Search and Rescue volunteer members are all ages and from all walks of life. They share a common interest in providing important life-saving services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All team members are skilled in ground searches and are trained in the use of snowmobiles and UTVs. Interested individuals can also receive further training in rope, swift water, ice rescue, and other specialized disciplines. Strong community support, at many levels, allows us to provide this essential service.

KSAR is called out by the Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) to assist the RCMP, BC Emergency Health Services, and BC Coroners Office as well as providing alerts and evacuation assistance during events such as wildfires or floods for civic and municipal governments.

99
Current members
99
Number of tasks last year
99
Hours on task last year
99
Total volunteer hours

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🔄Update: 17.15 Task is now stood down. Subject was packaged and handed off to Medevac.
13.30 KSAR is called out to assist in the rescue of an injured dirt biker in Lac du Bois.
Team is mobilizing. (DG)
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🔄Update: 17.15 Task is now stood down. Subject was packaged and handed off to Medevac.
13.30 KSAR is called out to assist in the rescue of an injured dirt biker in Lac du Bois.
Team is mobilizing. (DG)

This morning KSAR's Peter and Michelle visited with 57 Kindergarten students and their teachers at Lloyd George Elementary to talk about the Hug-A-Tree program.
Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an BC AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. It teaches children how not to become lost, and what to do if they should.
If a child should become lost in the woods, hugging a tree can help them stay safe, and be found. Staying near a tree offers some protection from the elements, and keeps lost children in the same place, which makes it easier for searchers to find them. (DG/MB)
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This morning KSARs Peter and Michelle visited with 57 Kindergarten students and their teachers at Lloyd George Elementary to talk about the Hug-A-Tree program. 
Hug-a-Tree and Survive is an BC AdventureSmart  program that helps lost children survive in the woods. It teaches children how not to become lost, and what to do if they should.
If a child should become lost in the woods, hugging a tree can help them stay safe, and be found. Staying near a tree offers some protection from the elements, and keeps lost children in the same place, which makes it easier for searchers to find them. (DG/MB)Image attachment

Hazel, one of KSAR's members, attended the JIBC Rope Rescue Technician 2 (RRT2) course last weekend, hosted by Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue.
The course includes rappelling and ascending to access the rescue site, knot passes, high-angle stretcher handling and pick-off techniques, and is instructed by some of BC's most experienced Rope Rescue instructors.
Hazel will continue to practice the skills through the summer with KSAR's Rope Rescue team and with other Tech 2 trainees ahead of evaluation in September.
Most importantly, KSAR is excited for Hazel to enhance KSAR's Rope Rescue capabilities to serve the Kamloops community and beyond. (HW/DG)
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Hazel, one of KSARs members, attended the JIBC Rope Rescue Technician 2 (RRT2) course last weekend, hosted by @ridgemeadowssar.
The course includes rappelling and ascending to access the rescue site, knot passes, high-angle stretcher handling and pick-off techniques, and is instructed by some of BCs most experienced Rope Rescue instructors.
Hazel will continue to  practice the skills through the summer with KSARs Rope Rescue team and with other Tech 2 trainees ahead of evaluation in September. 
Most importantly, KSAR is excited for Hazel to enhance KSARs Rope Rescue capabilities to serve the Kamloops community and beyond. (HW/DG)Image attachment

Members of KSAR attended the Track Aware course in Princeton last weekend, together with several other SAR group members from the Province. Students trained in identifying clues and recognize signs of passage of a lost subject.
Tracking is an essential skill and continuous training, practice and knowledge is important to improve team skills.
KSAR would like to thank Princeton GSAR for hosting this weekend and the British Columbia Tracking Association Society for the excellent instruction. (DG/JM)
📸courtesy of PGSAR
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Members of KSAR attended the Track Aware course in Princeton last weekend, together with several other SAR group members from the Province. Students trained in identifying clues and recognize signs of passage of a lost subject. 
Tracking is an essential skill and continuous training, practice and knowledge is important to improve team skills.
KSAR would like to thank Princeton GSAR  for hosting this weekend and the  British Columbia Tracking Association Society for the excellent instruction. (DG/JM)
📸courtesy of PGSARImage attachmentImage attachment
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