It’s January 17th and the snow is on the ground. Our snowshoes have already been in action! We’re gearing up for a busy year of training, fundraising and doing our very best (as always) to do what we do…SEARCH AND RESCUE!
We started out this year being involved with a mock search for a lost patient from Long Term Care here in Corner Brook on January 8th, 2013. The exercise was coordinated by Western Health in cooporation with the RNC and BOISAR to test their protocol in the case of a compromised patient finding their way out of the areas of the facility where they live and are being cared for. Have a look at the coverage from The Western Star by clicking on this link: http://www.thewesternstar.com/News/Local/2013-01-09/article-3152910/Successful-search/1 There was also a nice report on the exercise on the NTV News the following day. Have a look here to see that report: http://ntv.ca/western-health-holds-emergency-exercise/
As the new year goes forward, I’ll be trying my best to update our website with our exciting activities. From time to time I’ll even post some interesting information of the equipment and training we have available to us.
There is always room for more, so if you’re interested in checking out Bay Of Island Search and Rescue, please feel free to contact us or drop into a meeting. Until next time!