Author Archives Curtis Jones

  • Date: June 17, 2012 Time: 1511 Lat/Long: N 49 deg 24.39’ W 123 deg 05.30’ Video from Rescue On Fathers Day NSR was requested by BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) to respond to a seriously injured fallen climber on Crown Mountain near Grouse. The initial information suggested a 300 meter fall with unknown serious injuries. This was […]

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  • NSR’s team leader, Tim Jones, is being given an honourary degree today from Capilano University. This degree recognizes his contribution to the community in his years of service with NSR and BC Ambulance. The Cap U press release is available here: http://capunewsroom.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/three-honorary-doctorate-degrees-conferred-at-capilano-university-2/ CBC Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/05/28/bc-tim-jones-degree.html?cmp=rss

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  • 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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