If you have an emergency, call 911.

Search and Rescue operates under the direction of the RCMP and the ECC (EMBC).

Rescue Teams

The AVRS utilizes a 2005 F550 as it Command Truck. This vehicle acts as a base for search management duties in the field and is a mobile office complete with computer, advanced communication functions and an independent power source. This vehicle also carries a complete array of rescue equipment to the search area.

A 2012 F350 acts as our rapid response vehicle for deep field work. Thanks to Provincial Gaming funds and the generosity of Van Isle Ford the Squad purchased this Ford F350 in 2011 and heavily modified it to meet the high demands of search and rescue operations. This truck is equipped with a custom cap with equipment storage capacity, a hydraulic bed slide and a custom seat for a first aid attendant.

For inland water search & rescue the squad utilizes a 21’ Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with twin 90HP jet drive outboards and is equipped with state of the art sonar. This boat is complemented by a 10’ inflatable with a 15hp outboard for shallow water lakes and rivers.

The squad owns two Yamaha 350 ATVs and a custom Yamaha Rhino side x side with aftermarket rear seats. The Rhino is equipped with snow tracks during the winter months for accessing Mt Arrowsmith and other high altitude zones in the squads catchment area.