Training'S ARCHIVE

  • This last Saturday during our Human External Cargo (“HEC”) re-certification training with Valley Helicopters, we had the opportunity to take our friend Kyle, his mom Kristen, and Kyle’s service dog Clover up for a rotation on the helicopter longline. Kyle, who loves North Shore Rescue (and Batman), lives with autism and has recently made tremendous […]

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  • NSR had its annual AGM last night to review the year, hear reports from the Executive and SAR Management committee and welcome two new members to the team who have completed the very extensive two year member in training program. NSR would like to welcome Jason McEwan and Kayla Brolly to the team! From left: […]

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  • This Saturday, members of North Shore Rescue participated in a highline workshop taught by NSR member and JIBC instructor, Bob Manson. Members practiced their skills at erecting a Kootney Carriage and English Reeve system. In a canyon or gully environment, highlines are essential for moving a subject across, or allowing for rescuers to be lowered […]

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  • While North Shore Rescue has decided to move away from “live bait” swift water rescue, our members still receive training in downstream containment, river search, and general safety. On Tuesday night members received a lecture and practical session from our expert technicians. While fire departments and other SAR teams still use traditional swimmers, NSR has […]

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  • 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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