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.

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

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Welcome to KSAR's Member Monday! Each Monday we will be profiling one of our volunteers to share the strength and diversity of our team.
🔴Meet our current Vice-President Frank Pryce. Frank is our Swift Water and Ice Rescue team lead and instructor. He has been with KSAR for over 7 years. Frank enjoys the fact that with every SAR task there is learning, which makes everyone on the team safer and more effective. His motto is to "Ask what needs doing and get it done. If there is no one to ask, look around and do what needs doing".
In his spare time he enjoys multiple outdoor sports and activities, with an emphasis on exploring with his amazing life partner Bonnie. For Frank, working alongside his team members, the RCMP, BC Ambulance and other SAR teams is one of the best parts of volunteering with KSAR, as well as giving back to the community and helping people.

Want to volunteer with KSAR? You can learn from and work with Frank and the other great members of our team. Recruiting is now open for our Fall 2024 GSAR class.
Go to: www.ksar.ca/join/ . A Recruitment Info Session will be held on Friday March 15 19:00-20.30.
"There is great value in helping others" (JM/DG)
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Welcome to KSARs Member Monday!  Each Monday we will be profiling one of our volunteers to share the strength and diversity of our team.
🔴Meet our current Vice-President Frank Pryce.  Frank is our Swift Water and Ice Rescue team lead and instructor.  He has been with KSAR for over 7 years. Frank enjoys the fact that with every SAR task there is learning, which makes everyone on the team safer and more effective.  His motto is to Ask what needs doing and get it done.  If there is no one to ask, look around and do what needs doing.  
In his spare time he enjoys multiple outdoor sports and activities, with an emphasis on exploring with his amazing life partner Bonnie.  For Frank, working alongside his team members, the RCMP, BC Ambulance and other SAR teams is one of the best parts of volunteering with KSAR, as well as giving back to the community and helping people. 

Want to volunteer with KSAR? You can learn from and work with Frank and the other great members of our team. Recruiting is now open for our Fall 2024 GSAR class. 
Go to: www.ksar.ca/join/ . A Recruitment Info Session will be held on Friday March 15 19:00-20.30. 
There is great value in helping others (JM/DG)

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KSAR is now accepting recruits for GSAR2024!
Apply NOW at www.ksar.ca/join OR come to the Recruitment Information Session to see what it takes to become part of our team! (HW/DG)
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📢📢📢
KSAR is now accepting recruits for GSAR2024!
Apply NOW at www.ksar.ca/join OR come to the Recruitment Information Session to see what it takes to become part of our team! (HW/DG)

Welcome to KSAR's Member Monday! Each Monday we will be profiling one of our volunteers to share the strength and diversity of our team.

Did you know we have a volcanologist on KSAR?
Meet Nancy Van Wagoner. Nancy works at TRU as a Professor of Geology specializing in Volcanology. Her search and rescue journey started in 2006 when she started volunteering with PepAIR and as a spotter with CASARA Kamloops region. She joined KSAR in 2021.
Nancy is a Director with KSAR, the Health and Safety Coordinator, a Rope Technician and is active on various committees.
Nancy enjoys travelling and an active outdoor lifestyle including hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
Saving lives, helping people, learning new skills and being part of a great team are the reasons Nancy enjoys volunteering with KSAR.

Want to volunteer with KSAR? You can learn from and work with Nancy and the other great members of our team. Recruiting starts in February for our Fall 2024 GSAR class. A Recruitment Info Session will be held on Friday March 15 19:00-20.30 Stay tuned! "There is great value in helping others" (JM/DG)
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Welcome to KSARs Member Monday!  Each Monday we will be profiling one of our volunteers to share the strength and diversity of our team.

Did you know we have a volcanologist on KSAR? 
Meet Nancy Van Wagoner.  Nancy works at TRU as a Professor of Geology specializing in Volcanology.  Her search and rescue journey started in 2006 when she started volunteering with PepAIR and as a spotter with CASARA Kamloops region. She joined KSAR in 2021.  
Nancy is a Director with KSAR, the Health and Safety Coordinator, a Rope Technician and is active on various committees. 
Nancy enjoys travelling and an active outdoor lifestyle including hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
Saving lives, helping people, learning new skills and being part of a great team are the reasons Nancy enjoys volunteering with KSAR.  

Want to volunteer with KSAR? You can learn from and work with Nancy and the other great members of our team. Recruiting starts in February for our Fall 2024 GSAR class. A Recruitment Info Session will be held on Friday March 15 19:00-20.30 Stay tuned! There is great value in helping others (JM/DG)

*UPDATE: The Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP say the missing man has now been found safe.
KSAR was called out yesterday at 17:00 by RCMP to assist in the search for a missing man in Savona. At 23:00 the search was suspended for the evening. The search continues today. If you see our teams working in the area please slowdown and give us space. Thank you (DG)
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*UPDATE: The Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP say the missing man has now been found safe.
KSAR was called out yesterday at 17:00 by RCMP to assist in the search for a missing man in Savona. At 23:00 the search was suspended for the evening. The search continues today. If you see our teams working in the area please slowdown and give us space. Thank you (DG)
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