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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

Over the years with Brandon Regional Search and Rescue I have learned new skills and confidence in using them. I have learned to be accountable for myself, so I may serve, so others may live. Some of you may expect these qualities in a qualified search and rescue team. What you may not expect is that Brandon Regional Search and Rescue is more than a group of qualified GSAR volunteers, we are… 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