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A Day in the Life of SAR Volunteer

I received a text message on Thursday July 17th, in the afternoon, and knew instantly that I was going on the call out. I cleared things with my family and work, then called in to the Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue (CFV) base only to find out that Emergency Management BC flights from Boundary Bay to Comox were full. Arrangements were being made to take the team pick-up truck over to Vancouver Island with a few other members. I was still in and heading to Mt Washington ski resort, located just outside of Courtenay, BC and I was filled with anticipation since this was my first large scale search and have never been to Strathcona Provincial Park. To read the full story, click here.

Who We Are

The Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue Society is comprised of dedicated individuals intent on providing unparalleled community service when called upon by local or provincial agencies. The diversity of the personnel is matched only by the various tasks in which the team participates and can range from search and rescue to fundraising and community events. You can find out more about us by clicking here.

Going Hiking? Carry the 10 Essentials

Anybody exploring the outdoors should carry the ten essentials at ALL times. Why? Because they just might save your life! The ten essentials are:

  1. Flashlight
  2. Whistle
  3. Waterproof matches or lighter
  4. Fire starter or candle
  5. Pocket knife
  6. Large orange plastic bag or tarp
  7. Water and food
  8. 8. Extra clothes
  9. First aid kit
  10. Map and Compass

Click here to view more survival tips from the members of Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue.

Latest Tweets

RT @AbbyPoliceDept: 'tis never the season to drive impaired. Give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the holidays. #RoadSafety #abbypd http:… about 1 week ago
@microjanet one of our members found it online and ordered it for our Christmas party. about 2 weeks ago
Flood waters can be unpredictable and deadly. Keep children & pets away from high water elevations & rapid flows. http://t.co/kMLScmJb6w about 2 weeks ago

Contact Us

  • Central Fraser Valley
    Search and Rescue Society
    1594 Riverside Road,
    Abbotsford,
    BC, V2S 8J2,
  • Tel: 604-852-7271

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