SAREx February 28, 2015

...Organizer Nic Futter, coxswain and training officer at RCM-SAR 25 Salt Spring, said the event “came together well.” He gave credit to co-organizer Alan Bibby of Salt Spring Island Search and Rescue (SAR) for generating high levels of interest and participation.

”The goal was for teams to feel comfortable cooperating with their land or sea counterparts — RCM-SAR with Land SAR and vice versa; also to practice skills like First Aid or pulling boats into a shoreline to accept a patient transfer, and to provide an opportunity for team building.” Salt Spring Island SAR, Saanich Search and Rescue and the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization, also from Saanich, sent participants to the event...
— excerpted Compass report