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

Four of our members took the Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician course this past weekend alongside members of the Ladysmith and Cowichan Search & Rescue Swiftwater teams. Thanks to Craig with ... See more

1 month ago
Photographer rescued from rising tide on Vancouver Island

The team assisted Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department, Comox Valley RCMP, and BC Ambulance yesterday in rescuing a photographer that was stranded by the rising tide.

Crews say the man was reluctant to wade back to shore and risk damaging his camera equipment

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

Thanks to Curtis from Amped Rides for bringing out some e-bikes to tonight's training! Another tool in the toolbox for hasty searches.

1 month ago

It's #NationalVolunteerWeek and Comox Valley Ground Search & Rescue would like to give a shoutout to all our amazing volunteers, and their support networks at home.

Last year our team volunteered ... See more

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

The team was tasked yesterday to attend to an injured mountain biker on Forbidden Plateau. The biker was taken to Campbell River by BC Ambulance for treatment of a dislocated ankle and fractured ... See more

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

Last weekend the team was called for an ice-rescue - not something we get a lot of calls for here in the Valley. A concerned citizen noticed a bunch of ice fishing gear spread around a hole in the ... See more

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

Practice Search today, with a focus on SMEAC briefings, Range Detection and Radio Protocols. A good opportunity for our newest Search Manager, Bronwen, to put her new skills to use!

2 months ago
BC announces $18.6 million in search and rescue funding

Today marks an historic funding announcement for SAR prevention, our Critical Incident Stress Management program and the 80 recognized ground search and rescue groups. A sincere thank you to the ... See more

The British Columbia government has announced search and rescue funding to be used over the next three years.

2 months ago
Special Public Avalanche Warning for Mountains of Western Canada

Avalanche Canada has issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for our region based on the rapid change in temperatures and persistent weak layers in the snowpack. Make conservative choices and stick ... See more

Widespread warning applies to all avalanche forecast regions in western Canada

2 months ago
Arrowsmith Search And Rescue

Always a great time training together with our neighbouring teams. Today it was swiftwater and rope rescue.

Today was a joint Rope and Swiftwater practice with our neighbours from Nanaimo SAR, Alberni Valley SAR and Comox Valley SAR! A total of 26 members.
It is important to keep up our training with other ... See more

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