Author Archives John Blown

  • December 17, 2006 Letters to the EditorNorth Shore NewsNorth Vancouver, B.C. Dear Editor:Re. North Shore and Lions Bay Search and Rescue On Sunday November 5, 2006 at 5 pm a parent’s worst nightmare occurred as our teenage son, a friend, and their dogs became lost while hiking to the Lions from Lions Bay. Their cell […]

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  • Training Tuesday night was Avalanche Beacon training. We met at the Nordic area of Cypress Mountain and practiced finding buried beacons in the snow. Good practice for the snow season. I know that I feel better hiking through snow filled gullies and avi chutes with the knowledge that my fellow members can find me in […]

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  • 17:30 Tuesday night my pager goes off “Lost skier on Grouse – all members call in status and respond.” I was just finishing up my workout at the gym – unfortunately I was doing legs and back, not a great combination before a search. I jumped in my truck and headed back to North Vancouver. […]

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  • I missed training last Tuesday – Hypothermia treatment – mainly due to exhaustion from the Wilderness First Aid course, and the 18 hours of searching. I figured between the course, and treating hypothermia patients in the field, in the two days prior to training, I could take Tuesday off to recover. Tomorrow we have “AED […]

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  • This past weekend we had a Wilderness First Aid course. Great refresher course for me. Its been a year and half since I completed OFA III so it was definitely time to review. Our last scenario was a semi-conscious subject with head injuries, possible spinal injuries and a fractured femur. We had to create a […]

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