Central Cariboo Search and Rescue

Volunteers with the Central Cariboo Central Cariboo Search and Rescue Search and Rescue (CCSAR) Unit provide assistance to the RCMP and BC Ambulance Services to:

  • assist motor vehicle accident victims;
  • search for missing persons;
  • locate missing aircraft;
  • assist at disaster scenes such as fires, floods and landslides; and,
  • provide back up to agencies who provide emergency support for disaster victims.

Our operations are based in Williams Lake.

Auto Extrication

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue Auto ExtractionAuto extrication is the removal of trapped or injured persons from a vehicle. Volunteers are equipped for an emergency response with specialized equipment to quickly and safely remove trapped accident victims.






Land Search and Rescue

Land search and rescue members search for missing Central Cariboo Search and Rescue Land Search Rescue persons on land and waterin both urban and rural areas. We may need to search for missing children, hunters, hikers, snowmobilers or victims of crime. Searchers often work in remote, rugged areas with difficult access.







Central Cariboo Search and Rescue CommunicationsVolunteers communicate between the search and rescue scene and the command centre, usually in Williams Lake. This is accomplished through our network of radios and repeaters or through radio links provided by cooperating agencies.






Air Search

Volunteers act as air spotters, navigators, or pilots in private or commercial airplanes or helicopters to search for missing or overdue aircraft or lost persons. Volunteers assist members of the Provincial Emergency Program - Air Division, the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association or Department of National Defense - 442 Squadron from Comox in these searches.

You can obtain more information by visiting the Central Cariboo Search & Rescue Website at http://www.ccsar.ca

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