MEMBERSHIP

Becoming a member

Salt Spring Island SAR is always interested in new members. The following is a list of things to consider if you’re considering joining the team.

Time

We meet every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The first Tuesday of each month is a regular business meeting. The other Tuesdays are reserved for training towards the Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) certification and discussion of SAR operational issues.

Approximate time commitment: 8 to 12 hours per month.

  

Training

SAR members are constantly refining old skills and learning new ones to maintain a high level of proficiency for a variety of circumstances. Members must obtain their GSAR certification, Occupational First-aid (OFA) Level I, and Radio Operator’s Restricted Certificate (ROC). Other skills include wilderness first-aid, high-angle rope rescue, human tracking, and team leadership.

There is at least one training exercise per month on a Saturday.

Financial

There is a one-time, non-refundable membership fee of $50 to join Search & Rescue. The cost of other courses varies. It is the responsibility of the members to pay for their first-aid and radio operator certificates.

SAR members are responsible for providing their own outdoor gear, including rain gear, hiking boots, pack, and other items. A detailed equipment list is provided to all new members.

 

2016

Search Managers
Team Leaders
  • Chuck Hamilton
  • Per Svendsen
  • Zeke Blazecka
  • Judy Burch
  • Bill Griffiths
  • Alan Bibby
  • Sean McIntyre
  • Terry Bieman
  • James Wood
  • Kristin Baliski
  • Shasta Coffey
  • Kristin Peebles
Certified Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) Members
Rope Team
  • Mike Butler
  • Keith Cloete
  • Tudor Davies
  • Darryl Green
  • Heather Kilbourne
  • Jason Steadman
  • Sazjo Stone
  • Jordan Stratford
  • Wendy Webb
  • Bill Griffiths (Leader)
  • Alan Bibby
  • Terry Bieman
  • Zeke Blazecka
  • Mike Butler
  • Heather Kilbourne
Members in Training
First Responders
  • Oliver Arsenault
  • Kevin Brown
  • Steffan Brown
  • Bryan Crowder
  • Eric Ellis
  • Clare Minvielle
  • Kaitlin Minvielle
  • Shannon Minvielle
  • Sarah Smith
  • Marco van Wermeskerke
  • Ben Velthuizen
  • Chuck Hamilton
  • Kristin Baliski
  • Terry Bieman
  • Shasta Coffey
  • Sean McIntyre
  • James Wood
  • Tudor Davies
  • Heather Kilbourne
  • Kristin Peebles
Support
 
  • Jan Coates
  • Alyce Elinor
  • Richard Shead
 

 

 
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