Volunteer SAR rope rescue in BC is governed by operational guidelines produced by the BC Provincial Emergency Program. Rope rescue team members are trained, evaluated and certified through the Justice Institute of BC.
The swift water Rescue Team was formed in 2009 with funding provided by the BC Government through gaming grants in response to an increasing number of calls for water based rescue in the Alberni Valley. The team includes:
Tracking is a specialty discipline within Search and Rescue and has been shown to be a highly effective technique in locating lost persons.