From January to June 2021, Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue volunteers have responded to 11 incidents and participated in 50 training events and 70 administrative events.
BVSAR adds new members to the group about every 18 to 24 months. The Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) course teaches incident command structure, basic survival skills, navigation, and patient packaging and transportation.
Thanks to the support of the community, BVSAR has reached the $5000 fundraising goal to replace essential equipment. BVSAR appreciates the support from our community and look forward to restoring our ability to rely on our essential gear and continue our commitment to servicing the communities of the Bulkley Valley and beyond.
BVSAR suffered a big hit to its electronics equipment when its offices were broken into and robbed in April. Taken were numerous GPS tracking devices, iPads (mapping and tracking), charging stations, and a heavy-duty rope rescue backpack.
Rescuers’ lives depend upon the integrity of the rescue rope. Proper rope management practices are critically important. Learn the best practices for protecting rope from dirt, abrasion, moisture, kinks, chemicals and UV radiation here.