Over the years, the Bay of Islands Search & Rescue team has fundraised for, and has had donated, a wide variety of equipment, all used to carry out our mandate. This equipment is critical in what we do.
Mobile Command Centre Trailer
The command centre is a hub of activity during a call-out. The trailer is divided into multiple sections, and can serve many different purposes during a search, or other situation where it’s needed. The trailer includes a full kitchen with break area, washroom, communications/mapping room, built-in propane heating system, satellite television capability, air conditioning, and also a large room at the rear with a ramp which can be used to transport ATVs and other large pieces of gear. The rear of the trailer is also used to transport some of the equipment essential to a search, including the digital and analogue radio systems, generators, lighting, repeater/antenna, and more. The command centre was purchased by the team in 2015.
RESCUE 1 – 2016 Ford F-250
This pickup is the newest vehicle in our fleet, and was acquired through a partnership with the local Lions Club, and Lions Club International Foundation.
RESCUE 2 – 2008 Ford Expedition XLT
This vehicle was generously donated to the team by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary after serving as a police vehicle.
RESCUE 3 – 1985 GMC Suburban
While this vehicle pre-dates the existence of several of our members, it still plays an integral role for the operation of the team. This vehicle is used to transport equipment such as the ‘mule’ stretcher, AED, first aid kits, trauma kits, and more. It is also used to haul our smaller trailers, such as our ice rescue unit, snowmobile/ATV trailer, and the Rescue Boggan. It also has plenty of seating to accommodate some of the team.
Ice Water Rescue Trailer
This trailer is in the process of being converted into a new cold water/ice rescue unit.
Zodiac Fast Rescue Craft
This vessel is the Zodiac Pro 12 and has a 17′ Deep V-Shaped Fiberglass Hull. It is equipped with a Hummingbird Depth Sounder, Lowrance GPS, and an iCOM Marine Radio, among other things.
Other Notable Equipment:
- Motorola MotoTrbo Digital Encrypted Radio/Repeater System
- iCOM Analogue Radio System with backup repeater
- ArcGIS radio tracking and mapping system
- 4 Honda Portable Generators
- Ski-Doo GSX Snowmobile
- Polaris Indy Trail Snowmobile
- CF Moto ATV
- Argo Avenger 8×8
- Bullard Thermal Imaging Camera
- Night Vision Binoculars
- RECCO® Rescue System R9 Detector
- Avalanche Rescue Equipment
- Ice Water Rescue Unit
- High Angle Rescue Equipment