Public Safety'S ARCHIVE

  • OK Vancouver hikers – we need to have a talk – it is winter in the mountains, and apparently most people do not know this. On Seymour today I witnessed some very troubling things. The vast majority of people on the hill were utterly unprepared for the conditions. The parking lot was full and there […]

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  • Press Release by Onni: The holidays have come early this year for North Shore Rescue (NSR), in the form of an AutoPulse mechanical CPR device, which allows Advanced Life Support Paramedics and physician members to continue effective CPR on a patient during movement and transport. Paramedics can continue providing high-quality CPR down stairwells, in a […]

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  • Inevitably as the media coverage of our rescues increase the cries for “Charge that idiot!” increase. On the surface this seems like a good solution – it would deter people from getting lost, and help fund SAR. Like most things – it is not quite so simple and the knee jerk reaction of charging people […]

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  • After our record breaking number of calls in August – 28 calls, we were hoping September might slow down. Not so – September long weekend brought in a record 9 calls. After that we thought it would slow down. Again nope – starting Sunday we have been on calls Sunday, Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, […]

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  • Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver, with the most significant rainfall occurring on the North Shore. This along with forecasted heavy winds means we are in for a wet and blustery couple days. What does this mean for hikers and other trail users? It means that creeks are going to be […]

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