Over the past week, BRSAR have been very busy with support to the community and to the province. On 27 May, we provided Safety and First Aid to the EPIC EAST GATE 10, 25 and 50km Trail races at the East Gate of Riding Mountain National Park. No injuries required our services. On 28 May, we provided Safety and First Aid to the Brandon YMCA STRONG KIDS RUN.  YMCA did a great… Read More

On morning of 24 May 2023 Manitoba Office of Fire Commissioner / Chief K-9 Instructor Jay Palmer tested SAR Dog Luke and his handler/trainer Leon Flannigan for tracking and person searches. Track was approximately 1.6 km long and aged 45 minutes. Track test was conducted at an industrial site / Brandon Airport. Industrial tracks are regarded as harder for dog to do than rural tracks. Person Search took place in a heavy… Read More

Manitobans Encouraged to Take Steps to be Prepared, Know Risks: Piwniuk The Manitoba government is recognizing Emergency Preparedness Week from May 7 to 13 to educate Manitobans on steps to take to be prepared and protect their families, neighbours and communities in the event of an emergency, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk, minister responsible for emergency management, announced today. “The theme of this year’s Emergency Preparedness Week of ‘Be Prepared. Know… 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