About Us

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue (SVSAR) is a group of dedicated, enthusiastic, trained individuals. We assist the RCMP, BC Ambulance Service, local Fire Departments and the Coroner by responding to emergency calls in both urban and wilderness settings.

Our mission is to locate lost and injured persons, assist them, and transport them to safety.

SVSAR has served the residents and visitors of the Shuswap region since the late 1970’s and has been a registered non-profit society since 1990.

We are one of 79 Volunteer Search Organizations sanctioned by the provincial government to carry out ground and inland water Search & Rescue (SAR) operations. Our members possess good knowledge of the local area and are trained and certified for deployment on a variety of tasks, under various conditions, and in diverse terrain.

For further information about the structure and responsibilities of SAR in British Columbia please visit Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) or the BC Search & Rescue Association (BCSARA).