Author Archives Curtis Jones

  • Tonight members participated in swift water rescue training. This training was led by the teams Kayak rescue members. Highly skilled kayak rescue members entered the water and took runs to allow members an opportunity to practice the skill in a live setting.  Through a combo of lecture and hands on practice, the session achieved the following […]

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  • On the afternoon of May 7, 2012 the BC Ambulance Service and West Vancouver Fire Rescue (WVFR) responded to a call for a mountain biker on Cypress Mountain. Upon arriving on scene, the individual was found to have tragically succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident. The less glamorous  side of SAR is that we […]

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  • On Saturday May 6, 2012, NSR members attended an orientation session with the CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopter. This aircraft is operated by the Canadian Air Force and is attached to 442 Search and Rescue Squadron out of Comox, BC. While their mandate is for maritime and aeronautical rescue, they can be tasked through the Joint […]

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  • April 14, 2012 – Snowman II As can be seen in the earlier post on Snowman 2 here, the original plan was to have the helicopter rescue team come on scene during the scenario and begin to evacuate victims via helicopter longline. However, due to weather at the site, this was not an option and […]

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  • North Shore Rescue (NSR) was requested by the West Vancouver Police (WVPD) to respond to Cypress Resorts for a single snowboarder, thought to be stranded deep down in Montizambert Creek after separating from his friends. Subject and friends had intentionally gone out-of-bounds almost immediately after getting off Sky Chair. Police originally had cell contact with the […]

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