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Abstract & Bio

Search and Rescue in British Columbia

Allan Mole, Director Search and Rescue - EMBC
  • Discussion on SAR in BC – Air, Marine & Ground SAR

- Examples from personal experience

- Role of GSAR and supports in place

  • Who is responsible for each discipline and how to request their assistance

- Requesting agencies and their role

  • Timeline of SAR in BC

- We have come a long way

  • Future vison for SAR

Allan Mole is Emergency Management BC’s Search and Rescue Specialist. In this role he provides the SAR Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers and Requesting Agencies with operational support through subject matter expertise, supports the development of SAR policy and standards and supports the coordination of provincial SAR training. He has been a member of Kamloops Search and Rescue since 2007 where he has held a variety of administrative and operational roles including Vice President and Search and Rescue Manager. Allan also served a term as the Thompson Okanagan Regional Director for the BC Search and Rescue Association.

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