Part of our team training is to practice those skills necessary in a winter ground search and rescue operation. Every year we bring our diverse experience together to practice the skills of building (and sleeping in) over-night shelters for winter conditions, and different methods for fire starting and weathering the fire through cold and wet factors. As this event often includes family members, this year we were honored to participate in a… Read More
On February 23, 2019, BRSARA members participated in the Coldest Night of the Year, providing First Aid support as needed. Hosted by Samaritan House Ministries, this important community event helps to support the homeless population throughout our coldest winter months. Thank you to all participants and volunteers! 2019 Event Details: https://cnoy.org/location/brandon
It was a scorching hot day on August 11, 2018 as the BRSARA team prepared for signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration as part of our First Aid commitment to the Manitoba Mudrun in Dauphin, MB. We were all thankful as a cool wind lifted some of the heat, and with plenty of water available for relief the day was positive and uplifting for everyone involved. Thank you to the event coordinators for… Read More
Yes, we do take emergency response seriously! That is why you will see a team of orange, armed up in cold packs, first aid gear and stationed at various posts performing duties (and yes, laughing and have a little fun along the way) that may make you wonder – what does this volunteer work have to do with rescue? Responding to a search is serious work; and being able to know and… Read More
Every year we are excited to be on hand for the YMCA Strong Kids Run! This year it was held in Brandon on Sunday, May 27. Thank you to the YMCA for inviting us to participate in yet another safe and successful event!
Saturday, May 26 was a beautiful day for a 50 or 25 K run starting at the historic East Gate entrance to Riding Mountain National Park. BRSARA volunteers were ready to help at several First Aid Stations along the course trail. We would like to thank the organizers for inviting us to provide First Aid response at this exciting event! Information on this event and future adventure races can be found at: Race… Read More