The AVRS utilizes a 2005 F550 as it Command Truck. This vehicle acts as a base for search management duties in the field and is a mobile office complete with computer, advanced communication functions and an independent power source. This vehicle also carries a complete array of rescue equipment to the search area.
The Alberni Valley Rescue Squad (AVRS) is a search and rescue team based in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada.
The team consists of approximately 40 volunteers skilled and trained in search and rescue operations in a variety of settings. The AVRS performs approximately 25 search and rescue operations annually.
The team provides search and rescue services to:
- Emergency Management BC (EMBC)
- RCMP and Municipal Police
- BC Ambulance Service
- Mutual aid to other search and rescue teams
- BC Coroners Service
- Fire Services
To contact the team for a search and rescue emergency call 9-1-1 and ask for police.