Training'S ARCHIVE

  • North Shore Rescue personnel were joined by representatives from various agencies (see below) last night for a table top exercise regarding avalanche response on the North Shore mountains. BC Parks Grouse Mountain Cypress Mountain RCMP/ISU CARDA BC Coroners Service Canadian Avalanche Center Coquitlam SAR Lions Bay SAR Surrey SAR Metro Vancouver Parks Participants were assigned […]

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  • North Shore Rescue HFRS technicians were joined by their fellow members as well as members from the Canadian Forces, RCMP/ISU, WVPD, Coquitlam SAR, Lions Bay SAR and the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) in a training exercise Sunday. HFRS techs honed their skills inserting and extracting personnel into steep terrain, requiring transfering members from […]

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  • NSR members have received the Barryvox VS 2000 Pro External helicopter based avalance transceiver for use in SAR operations. This unit is suspended below the helicopter and allows the technician to locate a burial victim (who is wearing a transceiver) without ever setting foot on the ground. This technology makes our lives safer in hazardous […]

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  • North Shore Rescue members, HFRS technicians, and kayak response team members gathered along with BC Parks rangers on Sunday for our annual recurrency, HFRS awareness and lead-up to a large scale January excercise on Grouse Mountain. The day consisted of a briefing in the morning, followed by in and out rescue evolutions utlizing “screamer suits” […]

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  • Last Saturday we completed our Members in Training (MIT) exam on Seymour. The 3 MIT’s had to complete a number of stations demonstrating their proficiency in a number of areas including – RappellingAscending a rope using prussiksAnchor selection and creationKnotsStretcher RiggingRope Rescue 3 to 1 systemTandem Prussik belayAvalanche Beacon SearchFirst Aid/Hypothermia TreatmentShelter BuildingMap and Compass […]

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