Training'S ARCHIVE

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • April 14, 2012 – Snowman II As can be seen in the earlier post on Snowman 2 here, the original plan was to have the helicopter rescue team come on scene during the scenario and begin to evacuate victims via helicopter longline. However, due to weather at the site, this was not an option and […]

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  • NSR HFRS members participated in a “recert” with Blackcomb Helicopters in preparation for the Olympics. This satisfies the legal requirement with Transport Canada that NSR personnel must train annually with all their helicopter charter providers. It also gave members a chance to familiarize themselves with the pilots and with the aircraft that we will be […]

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