What you would need to become a member of LADYSMITH SAR



LADYSMITH SEARCH AND RESCUE maintains a team of approximately 30 members all of whom are enthusiastic outdoors people and active in the outdoors. Our team focuses back-country travel and rescue skills which are matched to the local terrain found in the Cowichan Valley corridor and surrounding area. The team’s skills are constantly being updated and honed through regular team training exercises and organized courses. Most weeks, summer and winter, will find the team out in the local area practicing these skills in all conditions.

All members are required to complete a 75 hour Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) course, designed to teach the skills necessary to safely and efficiently function in a SAR operation. Topics covered include; proficiency in navigation, survival, radio communications, rope management, tracking, shoreline searching safety and searching techniques. Members attend weekly training sessions to ensure that these skills are kept up to date.