South Cariboo Search and Rescue

This group is based near 100 Mile House and provides services to all of Electoral Areas H, L and the District of 100 Mile House and most of Electoral Area G. SCSAR has raised funds, trained, practiced, and responded to calls within this area for many years. The group can be called into action by the RCMP, the BC Ambulance or the Coroner’s Service to perform various tasks including searches for lost or missing persons as well as swift water, lake, ice, avalanche and/or rope rescues in the South Cariboo.

The group also supports other Search and Rescue groups, assists with recoveries, evacuation notifications, RCMP evidence searches, organization of specialized response teams, provides public education of outdoor awareness and safety, and conducts fundraising activities in support of ongoing training and equipment maintenance and purchases.

The ongoing costs of training and equipment are exceeding the group’s ability to fund itself. As such they are requesting public support through taxation. The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and the District of 100 Mile House have agreed to conduct a referendum to determine whether local residents wish to provide an annual contribution of funds that will help support the annual basic financial requirements of this group. This same funding model has been used in the North Cariboo and has enabled that SAR group to continue to provide the service at a minimal cost to the public.

The CRD and the District of 100 Mile House will hold a series of public meetings in August to address any questions you may have in regards to the funding model, costs and the service itself. Watch for meeting times and locations coming soon.

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