The Search and Rescue Society of BC sent two vehicles to the 2017 Touch-a-Truck event at Western Speedway. SARBC and the SSU were glad to be able to bring two trucks this year because the number of fire trucks present was quite reduced do to many of them being deployed around British Columbia to help support the wild fire fighting efforts.
Thanks to everyone that gave us their kind words of support. SARBC and the SSU provide Search and Rescue in BC to residents and visitors. Our goals and actions are always to benefit missing persons in British Columbia and their families.
403, our search jeep and 504, our heavy rescue truck were at the event while 402, our primary response search truck remained available to deploy with limited notice at the office. SARBC maintains operational readiness at all times because we can’t predict when Project Lifesaver search calls will come in.
Some of the equipment that we had out for viewing in the static display:
Search and Rescue Society of BC Trains Saskatoon SAR
On behalf of Project Lifesaver International two instructor trainers from the Search and Rescue Society of British Columbia (SARBC) instructed Saskatoon SAR members over last weekend, July 21-23, 2017. Thirteen Saskatoon Search and Rescue members were certified as Project Lifesaver Electronic Search Specialists (ESS). Seven members returned on Sunday to complete their training as ESS Instructors. Those seven can train additional members of Saskatoon SAR as Project Lifesaver Electronic Search Specialists.
It was a pleasure for the members of SARBC to meet and train this motivated, intelligent and cohesive team. The citizens of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan strongly benefit from this team volunteering their time and knowledge.
These Swedish all terrain vehicles where originally designed for snow but are used in all situations now. They have an issue in that they need transport to where they will be used off-road; however, they can go places not imagined with a regular 4×4.
Many militaries use the BV206. Canada Forces uses these vehicles by the Immediate Reaction Units in domestic operations in both winter and Arctic conditions.
“Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk, signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone develops hypothermia.”