Welcome

Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue has played a vital role in the Comox Valley for over 40 years and we look forward to many more years of service.

We are a volunteer organization providing a wide range of search and rescue services, including rope and swift water rescue, avalanche rescue, and first aid. Our coverage area ranges from Oyster River in the north to Cook Creek in the south and from Buttle Lake in the west to the Georgia Strait in the east, including Denman and Hornby Islands. We also work closely with other Search and Rescue groups to provide mutual aid to communities across the province.

Our highly committed volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2017, our 60+ members collectively contributed over 12,000 hours to search and rescue operations, educational programs, and community events.

Donate to CV GSAR

Comox Valley GSAR like other SAR groups in BC relies upon donations and grants in order to maintain our equipment, train our volunteers and keep the lights on.

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2 months ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

Excellent first aid training held last night - a multiple casualty scenario with all subjects having significant injuries (complete with trauma make-up/props). Thanks to Rob for organizing and our ... See more

2 months ago
BC Hydro warning public away from Puntledge River

BC Hydro is warning the public to stay away from the Puntledge River banks due to increase flows this weekend.

COURTENAY, B.C- Residents of the Valley should avoid the banks of the Puntledge this weekend. According to a notice from BC Hydro, ... more ›

2 months ago
ORTOVOX ISSUES RECALL OF 3+ AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVERS RUNNING SOFTWARE VERSION 2.1

Today, Ortovox announces an upcoming recall, effective May 25, of its 3+ avalanche transceivers relying on the company’s software version 2.1. The software

2 months ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

Congratulations to K9 team Janet and Rory for successfully re-validating their Wilderness profile with the RCMP last week in Penticton! K9 teams in the Province of BC are required to renew their ... See more

2 months ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

A busy training weekend for the team.

We had 5 members of our Swiftwater Team receive their Swiftwater Rescue Technician -Advanced and Swiftwater Recovery Specialist certifications.

We also ... See more

2 months ago

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us here at CVGSAR - to the Moms on our team, to the moms on the home front keeping things running when we leave on a moments notice to respond, and of course to our ... See more

2 months ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

CVGSAR is hosting A Rapid Response First Aid training session this weekend. A number of our members as well as members from Arrowsmith & Nanaimo SAR are attending. Training is being facilitated by ... See more

2 months ago
Saskatchewan RCMP

Myth busters....

Missing Persons Week has been proclaimed in Saskatchewan. There are a number of myths that surround how, where, and when to report someone missing. We are going to address these myths.

Myth 1: ... See more

2 months ago
Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue

The new AlertReady system will be performing their first test to mobile phones in BC on Wednesday, May 9 (next week) at 1:55pm PDT. So when the alarm tone sounds, remember, this is only a test!

The new AlertReady system launches across Canada April 6th.

What is AlertReady? Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and ... See more

2 months ago

CVGSAR is excited to be hosting Robert Koester here in the Comox Valley from May 24-27 to deliver his Lost Person Behaviour Train the Trainer course.

Robert Koester is a Search Manager and ... See more

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