North Shore Rescue is searching for new recruits

Apr 18 2017, 7:23 pm

North Shore Rescue (NSR) is searching for new recruits to join their team.

The search and rescue group is looking to fill positions on their volunteer squad as several older members are planning to retire.

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So if you’re a wilderness enthusiast, this could be a job for you. But there are some specific criteria you need to fulfil.

Here are just a few of the requirements listed on the NSR website:

  • Have a high level of physical fitness
  • Have a level of North Shore trail knowledge
  • Have experience with hiking, snow-shoeing, and touring
  • Have experience climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering
  • Be an experienced camper
  • Have avalanche safety training

The two-year training program also requires recruits to dedicate at least 300 hours a year to learning the ropes of search and rescue.

NSR gets 80 to 90 calls per year, which averages out to almost two per week. The team covers all of North Shore’s mountains and canyons. They also assist with rescue operations in other parts o BC and in the US.

Over the past several months NSR has been busy making dozens of rescue calls, saving hikers and skiers from dangerous mountain elements.

If you are interested in joining NSR, the application deadline closes tonight.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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