Bay of Islands Volunteer Search and Rescue, or BOISAR, has been in service for over 35 years and is a dedicated group of approximately 40 trained personnel committed to providing quality search and rescue support to law enforcement agencies in the Bay of Islands area, and throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Did you know that since 2010, BOISAR has participated in over 40 searches? In that time, its volunteers have contributed over 3000 hours in volunteer community services, 6000 hours in training activities, 4500 hours in fundraising activities, and over 4000 hours in search participation.

Our members also receive specialized training in the areas of:

  • Standard, Wilderness, and Remote First Aid
  • Missing Person Behaviour
  • Track Aware/Tracking I
  • Evidence Search
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Fast Water Rescue Craft Operation
  • Ice Water Rescue
  • Traffic Control And Flagging
  • GPS Mapping Software
  • Digital Radio Communications and Tracking Systems
  • Thermal Imaging Equipment
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • …and more