BVSAR Welcomes 16 Trainees

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.

10 Rules of Rope Care

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.

BVSAR Covid-19 Protocols

BVSAR has implemented safety practices to protect our community and membership from the effects of COVID-19. We wish to extend our appreciation to those who continue providing essential services to our communities.

24 Hour Pack Inventory

Whenever a person participates in a wilderness search, he or she should be prepared to be self‐sufficient for at least 24 hours, regardless of conditions. To ensure the ability to respond to a call quickly, GSAR team members should keep a pack ready and loaded.