Terrace Search and Rescue

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Welcome

The administrators of a volunteer rescue organization do most of their work on their home computers when they get a spare hour or two in the evening, this is fine but when an organization has 5+ individuals doing this using different software products it is a problem making sure the documents, address list, contact details etc are current on all machines and are readable on all machines.

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Purposes

  1. Centralize administration for a volunteer rescue society.
  2. Streamline day to day tasks.
  3. Not to impose restrictions on the information that can be held for members.
  4. To provide comprehensive reporting.
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Geographical area

 

Terrace Search and Rescue Society is a non-profit organization operating out of the town of Terrace, British Columbia. Terrace Search and Rescue (TSAR) is manned solely by volunteers. Terrace SAR is primarily comprised of 50 team members trained in a multiple of disciplines such as swiftwater rescue, rope rescue, organized avalanche response, man tracking and ground search techniques; TSAR provides these services 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year. Terrace is the administrative center of the Regional District of the Kitimat-Stikine in northwestern British Columbia. The region has a population of 40,876 living on a land area of 91,910.63 km² (35,486.89 sq mi), (Stats Canada, 2007). North Western British Columbia, with a considerable diversity of terrain is challenging during wilderness searches and rescues. The numerous valleys are deep, with fast flowing creeks and rivers, mountain tops are high in elevation and  often surrounded with walls of rock.

Terrace Search and Rescue has been operating in Terrace since 1988.  Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS), Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC), and the British Columbia Corners Office in a variety of search, rescue and recovery operations. Terrace SAR operates mainly in the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine but often travels throughout the Northwest providing services for Mutual Aid calls.  The water rescue team is often resourced out to Kitimat, Prince Rupert and as far North as Stewart.

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