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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 those in need when it matters most.  Enjoy our blog series “Who We Are – CVSAR” and learn about all the people that make CVSAR such a great volunteer organization to be a part of.

What do you do outside of SAR for work/hobbies?

 Rope Access Technician; which is conducting work in remote, hard to reach or technically challenging work areas using ropes and associated equipment.  “Accessing the Inaccessible”

What is your role in SAR?

I have been in SAR for a little over 5 years, involved in general team work and operations as are all members.  Also a Ground Search Team Leader, Advanced First Aider, Rope Rescue Team Member, Hoist Technician, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, and  Avalanche Team Member.

What makes you passionate about SAR?

People that get lost or hurt in the wilderness need help, often times we are the only resources available and able to help them.  This particularly applies to the mountainous areas of our response area.  If we didn’t come to help, who else would?

What’s been the most rewarding part of being a part of SAR? 

A chance to give back to our amazing community by helping those in need.

Interested in joining Comox Valley Search & Rescue?

Check out our Application Page where you can learn about all the requirements, find out anwsers to commonly asked questions and fill out an application.

We are also hosting an Open House on November 28th from 7 – 9pm at our SAR hall where you can meet some of the members, see all the equipment we use on a SAR call out and answer any questions you have about what being a member of CVSAR entails.

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