North Shore Rescue is currently collecting applications for the 2012/2013 Member-in-Training intake. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2012. Please see our Membership page for more information on the MIT process and for an application package.

Member-In-Training Summary

  • 2 year program
  • High attendance expectations (80-100% of all training and general call-outs)
  • 600-700 hours per year
  • High special event attendance expectations
  • Must complete the JIBC Ground Search and Rescue certification (provided)
  • Must complete a wilderness first aid course (provided)
  • Must complete extra training as required to develop skills
  • Must purchase required equipment to function as a SAR volunteer

The ideal candidate will posses all or most of the following criteria (more criteria are considered):

  • High level of physical fitness (eg. Grouse Grind in less than an hour, able to carry a backpack that weighs 20-50 pounds in uneven terrain over long distances, able to lift weights that exceed 50 pounds)
  • High level of North Shore trail knowledge (experience with Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour)
  • Experience hiking, snow-shoeing, touring
  • Experience climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering
  • Experience camping
  • Avalanche Safety Training (AST 1)
  • Basic First Aid or CPR
  • Owns most of the following outdoor equipment in good repair (eg. Gortex clothing, 60-70 L backpack, hiking boots, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice-axe, harness, transceiver, probe, shovel, helmet etc.)
  • Employed or self-sufficient, with employer approval (they should understand the commitment, and be all right with you potentially being late/missing work due to a task).
  • Able to commit 5 years minimum to the team
  • Lives on or near the North Shore (North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Vancouver, Lions Bay)
  • Owns a reliable car with a class 5 license
Special skills and unique experience will be considered as well in making selection decisions. These may be experience in the emergency services, guiding background, ski patrol, fire fighting, and more. Also note that NSR will provide avalanche safety gear and other personal protective equipment to successful applicants. If selected for an interview the candidate must be available for a date (TBA) in August.


If you have read the membership page and still think that you are a good fit for the team, please submit an application. Only those applicants who are short listed for an interview will be contacted.


Attention: Curtis Jones

Email[email protected]

In Person: North Shore Emergency Management Office, 147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver, V7L 2N4