Barriere Search and Rescue Association (Barriere SAR) is a registered non-profit organization operating in the community of Barriere, British Columbia.
Barriere Search & Rescues primary function is a community resource to assist the RCMP, the BC Ambulance Service, Thompson Nicola Regional District, The District of Barriere, and federal and provincial government agencies in ground search and rescue, highway rescue and civil emergency operations. Barriere SAR is part of the District of Barriere emergency services organization and stands ready to assist the community as needed.
Barriere Search & Rescue has several different tasking agencies that can call them out for a search or a highway rescue. The main one to call them out is BC Ambulance Service.
The other main tasking agency is the RCMP. They will call BSAR out for searches, body recoveries or other civil emergencies like evacuations, flooding and sandbagging. Other tasking agencies that can call the team out are BC Coroner Service, BC Fire Department, Canadian Armed Forces/Coast Guard or Parks Canada.
- Gord Manson -
We are always looking to recruit more volunteers with local knowledge. can be extremely helpful for a successful search.
Search and Rescue requires dedicated people who work with integrity, tenacity and commitment to find and assist the missing person.
The only requirement to be considered for operational membership is that you are aged between 18 and 70 and able to walk at least 8 kilometers in 2 hours.
“Anyone can have a friend, but the one that would walk in a storm to find you is all you will ever need.”
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
"Willing is not enough; we must do." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe