Two members of Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, Denise Collins and Don Schell, completed their Rope Rescue Technician 2 evaluation recently.
The ASAR hosted the rope rescue skills evaluation at Little Mountain on Nov. 6-7, attended by members of other search and rescue groups on Vancouver Island and from the Mainland.
ASAR also held some of the evaluation training inside its new operations centre at Qualicum Beach Airport. The new centre has provided the ASAR the space it needed to host other SAR members and training. Last month, the ASAR held the British Columbia Tracking Association course, the first one they’ve held in almost two years.
Collins and Schell are now certified in vertical rope rescue that included patient packaging, stretcher rigging and handling, system set up and control.
— NEWS Staff