Today, our team took off our hats and held a moment of silence for those who lost their lives 20 ago in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Today, the Brandon Police Service and Emergency Responders came together to raise awareness for Mental Health in their Project Resilience 911 relay. Community support and connecting with each other, helps us stay resilient through overwhelming circumstances. BRSARA was honored to support… Read More

Events certainly slowed down over the past year, but the BRSARA team has not stopped training. Today was a beautiful day to find a large semi-outdoor arena for rope rescue training, a system for rescuing those in hard-to-reach areas such as a deep embankment. It is important to know these skills in order to set up a system for rescue that applies stringent safety measures, and methods that enable the team to… Read More

Outdoor Trip Planning? There’s an App for That! The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) launches signature AdventureSmart Trip Plan app to aid outdoor recreationalists to “Get informed and go outdoors”. Canadians love the outdoors. According to Statistics Canada, nearly 7 in 10 Canadians participate in outdoor or wilderness activities every year, with hiking and backpacking being the most popular activity[1]. While this love of the outdoors plays a critical… Read More