Helicopter Flight Rescue System'S ARCHIVE

  • On Saturday, April 26th NSR conducted its annual Snowman IV drill. Completed drill objectives: Establishing command at Cypress SAR Delorme tracking practice Land based response to Code Alpha (multiple avalanche victims) Effective triage, treatment, packaging and evacuation of all subjects Hover entry and exit / HETS awareness training Re-certification of HETS members using tandem evolutions […]

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  • Talon Helicopter Pilot Derek Riendeau and NSR HETS Operators performed a precision long line rescue into a hole in heavy tree canopy today to rescue two stranded female hikers. Hikers very thankful for their rescue just before darkness.

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  • On Sunday November 10th, NSR conducted its annual heli-ops training day. The day covered an extended format to include HETS Awareness training as well as Hover Entry/Exit, patient loading, and 300′ long line certification.   The training was conducted at NSR’s Bone Creek SAR station near Rice Lake Gate. RCMP, Metro Vancouver, BCAS and Transport […]

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  • NSR HETS members and Talon Helicopters completed a long line rescue of two male hikers near Mt Coliseum on Sunday. One of the hikers had developed severe leg cramps and could not walk.    

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  • At approximately 13:30 North Shore Rescue was requested by the RCMP to launch for an injured hiker on Mount Seymour. Luckily a member of NSR was at our heli base with a Metro Vancouver Initial Attack Crew and their helicopter (the same aircraft, pilot, and company we usually use). With Helicopter External Transport System (HETS) […]

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