Thank you for your interest however, we are not actively looking for new members at this time. During recruiting process, we post to our social media channels so please follow us so that you don't miss our next recruitment window.
When recruiting, Central Fraser Valley Search & Rescue looks for members from the communities of Langley and Abbotsford to join our team. We are a group of dedicated volunteers intent on providing unparalleled service when called upon by local and provincial agencies. Think you have what it takes? If you are a team player, love adventure and have a desire to help others, we would love to hear from you. Please ensure that you read the following information about becoming a member before applying during our next recruitment window.
In addition to the below, we ask that:
• Potential members be at least 19 years old
• Be able to commit a minimum of 3 years to the team
• Have a valid class 5 driver's license
• Pass a criminal records check
• Have a valid first aid certificate
Areas We Cover
While SAR teams may be asked to deploy anywhere in the province, our primary service area is bordered by the Fraser River to the North, Chilliwack to the east, the American border to the south, and Surrey to the west. Members will often travel in emergency vehicles, however, you may be required to have your own transportation to specific locations within our service area.
Gear & Knowledge
We strongly recommend you have the appropriate clothing, shelter, and knowledge to protect yourself against any environmental elements that may occur during the recruiting process. As an MIT, you may find it necessary to fine-tune your gear to better suit the needs of the team and most importantly, yourself.
Before applying you need to understand the time commitment required as a team member of CFVSAR. Beyond the three hours of regular training each week are occasional weekend courses, public education sessions, and community events. Actual search and rescue calls can be as frequent as twice per week, with each lasting between 4 hours and several days.
Members In Training (MIT) spend their first eight months learning the Ground Search & Rescue (GSAR) skills and techniques required to become an effective member of a SAR team. MITs spend the next several months applying those skills and must be voted in as a full team member at the end of their probationary period.