Kent Harrison SAR Personnel
The relatively large area combined with the variety of risks and the incident frequency presents a significant challenge for a volunteer SAR group in a small community. Maintaining a dedicated, well-trained and well-equipped team requires constant effort. Drawing from a population of less than 5,000 results in a small core group of dedicated people. This can be an advantage as the organization is well-known and well-supported.
Kent Harrison Search and Rescue is usually seeking new members on a continuous basis. This is balanced with the current status of the team and the ability to schedule basic training. In-house training is delivered by 2 qualified instructors on the Ground Search & Rescue (GSAR) course (as developed by the Justice Institute of BC).
Team members who achieve their GSAR certification can apply for other formal (certified) skills training through Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and other approved agencies:
- Ground Search Team Leader (GSTL)
- Search Manager
- Rope Rescue Team Member (RRTM)
- Rope Rescue Team Leader (RRTL)
- Swiftwater Safety Operations (SSO)
- Swiftwater Rescue Technician(SRT)
- Organized Avalanche Response (OAR)
- Track Aware
- Tracker 1
- Tracker 2