We Respond to an Average of 50 Calls Per Year

Serving our communities since 1973
About Us


Penticton Search & Rescue

PENSAR has over 45 years of experience in Ground Search and Rescue Operations in the region. Requests for Search and Rescue services have evolved over the past several decades which has required PENSAR to expand its service delivery model to meet the ever changing needs of the community we serve.

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Team Services

PENSAR responds to SAR operations when requested by an accredited emergency service provider or local government. PENSAR has the ability to respond via land-water or air with personnel who are trained and certified to deliver:

• Ground Search and Rescue

• Wilderness First Aid/ Evacuation

• High Angle Rope Rescue

• Swift Water Rescue

• Helicopter Evacuation

• Tracking

Penticton & District Search and Rescue is an accredited volunteer team of over 40 SAR para-professionals serving the local region.

Penticton SAR or PENSAR is also part of a mutual aid alliance of South Okanagan Regional SAR Teams (SOSSAR) South Okanagan Similkameen Search and Rescue Association.

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All of our training curriculum and certification is provided through the Emergency Management Division of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) on behalf of the BC Emergency Management Program.

We are also actively engaged in Search and Rescue and outdoor education prevention and support the ADVENTURE SMART Program. If your school or youth group are interested just sent us a note on our contacts page to arrange for a presentation. Follow us on Facebook and go to our links page for important information on how you can help yourself.