OUR SKILLS & RESOURCES

Skills and equipment we have at our disposal:

ATV

A pair of John Deere side-by-side 850D XUV’s are available for general duties.

Equipment Trailer

The equipment contains our swift water rescue equipment, flood lights, tents and generators.

Flat Ice Rescue

Thin ice is a dangerous hazard requiring specialized training.

Recco Detector

Courtesy of Recco Avalanche Rescue System we are equipped with their latest detector.

HETS

Helicopter external transfer system, is the process of long-lining a subject. This allows rapid insertion of rescuers and extraction of subjects from otherwise difficult locations.

Rescue Boat

A 25-foot aluminum Rescue boat with enclosed cab and rescue davit; built by Harbercraft in Vernon, BC.

Rope Rescue

A main stay of search and rescue in BC, we provide high angle and low slope rope rescue to the South Okanagan-Similkameen areas.

Swift Water Rescue

Swiftwater Services are a regional effort consisting of technicians: PENSAR, Keremeos SAR, Oliver & Osoyoos SAR and Princeton Ground Search and Rescue Teams.

SAR 1

2015 Jeep Wrangler 4×4. SAR 1 is used for off-road and general rescue duties.

SAR 2

2017 Chevrolet Suburban 4X4. SAR 2 is used for off-road and general search and rescue duties.

SAR 3

2006 Ford F450 4X4. SAR 3 is our primary response vehicle. It can be used as a mobile command post, general search and rescue duties. It also is also licensed as a emergency transport vehicle, enabling us to provide patient transport.

SAR 5

Our Command Vehicle used primarily for searches and large scale operations. It has a radio room, an operations area and a utility area.