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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!

Connect with us through our social media channels.

7 months 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!

7 months 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 🙂 ).

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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!

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

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Who We Are – CVSAR

People join CVSAR for various reasons and come from a diverse background.  Take a look at a few of our member profiles below and find out what they do outside of SAR and why they love being apart of SAR in BC.

Who We Are – CVSAR | Paul B

  Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reason and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal,...

Who We Are – CVSAR | Bronwen B

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reason and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...

Who We Are – CVSAR | Mark L

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reason and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...

Who We Are – CVSAR |Brad K

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reason and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...

Who We Are – CVSAR | Cliff U

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reason and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...

Who We Are – CVSAR |Shelby M

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reason and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...

Who We Are -CVSAR | Craig F

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reason and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...

Who We Are – CVSAR | Janna R

Comox Valley Search & Rescue is a fantastic and diverse group of volunteers who come from all walks of life.  CVSAR volunteer for different reasons and all pursue a variety of hobbies and occupations outside of SAR, but they all have one common goal, helping...