Arrowsmith Search and Rescue

Mar 20th, 2018

100% Volunteer Rope Rescue

Latest News

Arrowsmith Search & Rescue

We have a new Facebook page!!  Go to SAR to check it out.  Don't forget to 'Like' us.


You can click on the "Donate Now" button and make an on-line contribution using your credit card.  


Donate Now Through!


We are thankful for all of the support we receive from you and the community. Please visit our Supporter's Recognition page by clicking here


Ground Search & Rescue Course

About the Ground Search & Rescue Course

Ground Search & Rescue training is to standards set by the Provincial Emergency Program of BC. This allows SAR volunteers to be covered by WorkSafe BC when training and when responding to calls. The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) develops most of the training and course materials to meet those standards.

The Ground Search & Rescue, or GSAR course, is designed to teach volunteers to safety and effectively conduct ground and inland waterway searches and/or rescues. The GSAR course will build knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Search Organization
Wilderness navigation
Survival Skills
Basic Rope Management
Helicopter Safety
Subject Evacuation
Communication Skills

Beyond a clear criminal record check, there are no prerequisites, though a level of physical fitness is recommended. The GSAR course is taught by volunteer instructors within the group, so there are no course fees. People who take the course are asked to give back to the group by attending practice sessions, searches and participating in fundraising and PR events.

  We will be running a basic course for new members (Our Members in Training, or MIT's) , possibly in the fall of 2017. If you are interested in this, please complete an application (link here) and either scan and send it to, or fax it to 250-752-7774.

Home  •  About Us  •  Teams  •  Volunteering  •  Donations  •  Education  •  Contacts