Invent

Stats


Our call outs have been increasing for the past 10 years with the exception of 2003 that saw a complete ban on all back country activities resulting in a decline of SAR responses across the province. Currently averaging 32 calls per year.

 

Team Membership

 

34 – ACTIVE GROUND SEARCH AND RESCUE MEMBERS

6 – SAR MANAGERS

8 – GROUND SEARCH TEAM LEADERS

1 – ROPE RESCUE TEAM LEADER

8 – ROPE RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS

9 – SWIFTWATER RESCUE TECHNICIANS

8 – ORGANIZED AVALANCHE RESPONSE

2 – HELICOPTER EVACUATION SYSTEM MEMBERS


 

Time Commitments and Response Times

In 2011, CFVSAR members spent approximately 3,100 hours training and 3,450 hours on operational tasks.  Members can expect to spend on average 9 hours a month training and 11 hours a month on tasks.

Response Times:

Evenings and Weekends – 25 volunteers in 15-30 minutes
Daytime – 20 volunteers in 30-45 minutes

 

Type of Callout

The majority of our search requests involve urban and wilderness ground searches, however, requests to rescue individuals from known locations have increased over the past few years.  We regularly assist the police with evidence searches and body recoveries, and our team was involved in disaster planning, and emergency response and evacuations during flooding in Abbotsford and Langley in recent years.

 

Resources – Medical

2 subject litters & Wheel

Spine Board

Clamshell

Fastrap Patient Bag

2 x Oxygen kits with Mask and Airways

 

Resources – Vehicles

 

Ford E450 Command Truck

Ford F350 4×4 Equipment Truck

Ford Excursion 4×4 Rescue Truck

Dodge Ram 1500 Transport Truck

16′ River Jet Boat

12′ 20hp Boat

Hovercraft

 

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Contact Us

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

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