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Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue - Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue

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.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org! Faire un don maintenant par CanadaHelps.org!
4 days ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

Been a busy week for the team. 2 local searches, one mutual aid search, and today one stranded boater on Comox Lake.

5 days ago
AdventureSmart | The Trip Plan

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable May long weekend! We'll be in Cumberland on Monday for the May Days parade - come out and say hi!

If you are heading out on the trails to enjoy the best of BC, ... See more

AdventureSmart will help all Canadian families, students, outdoor enthusiasts, and tourists to better understand the risks and hazards while participating in outdoor activities.

1 week ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

We had the 1st Comox Beavers by last week for an AdventureSmart presentation and a tour of our hall.

As part of our focus on prevention, we offer free AdventureSmart training to groups of all ages!

1 week ago

Congratulations to Janet, Wynne and Andrew for successfully completing their Rope Tech 1 evaluations this weekend.

(And thanks to their Mom's for giving them a weekend pass too 🙂 ).

2 weeks ago
Alert Ready Emergency Alert System - Pelmorex Corp. - Alert Ready Emergency Alert System

A reminder of the Alert Ready test scheduled for 1:55pm today.

Alert Ready Emergency Alert System

2 weeks ago

Congrats to Rory (and his human partner, Janet) on another successful validation for his Wilderness Search profile today! In additional to his Wilderness profile, Rory is also certified in the ... See more

3 weeks ago
Alert Ready Emergency Alert System - Pelmorex Corp. - Alert Ready Emergency Alert System

FYI - Testing of the Alert Ready System is scheduled for May 8, 2019, on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. In BC, the test will take place at 1:55pm PDT.

Click on the link below for more ... See more

Alert Ready Emergency Alert System

3 weeks ago
City of Courtenay

FYI - BC Hydro will be testing the sirens on the Puntledge May 7-9.

An update from BC Hydro on siren system testing May 7-9, plus increased river flows on May 9:

"Public safety is very important to BC Hydro and we communicate regularly on our operations. Flood risk ... See more

3 weeks ago
Photos from Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue's post

Congrats to all the racers in the 2019 Royal LePage Snow to Surf, Comox Valley! Always a good time for our crews providing on the water safety for the kayak leg!

3 weeks ago

Five CVGSAR personnel were involved in the first Provincial Ground Search Team Leader course of 2019, three as instructors and two as Students. 17 SAR members from teams across Vancouver Island ... See more

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