In Case of Emergency Call 911

Welcome to Vernon Search and Rescue!

Serving the North Okanagan since 1960.

There are no restrictions on who can become a member, and the group consists of both genders. The only requirement is that each possible member completes the basic training as required by Emergency...

Vernon Search and Rescue Group Society (“Vernon SAR”) is a volunteer organization, which has provided search and rescue services to the North Okanagan region of BC’s interior, and assisted...

Featured Stories & Updates

We share with you a glimpse in the multitude of training, community events and selected tasks that our members engage in.

Hanglider Rescue - Vernon Area
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In the afternoon of Thursday, June 22, Vernon Search and Rescue received a request from the provincial Emergency Coordination Centre in Victoria to assist in the search and rescue of a hanglider pilot in mountainous terrain south of Vernon, BC....

Enderby and District Lions Club donation to VSAR
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Vernon Search and Rescue would like to thank the Enderby and District Lions Club for their generous donation!

2017 Vernon Winter Carnival Parade
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A number of Vernon Search and Rescue members had a great time at today's Vernon Winter Carnival Parade. Thank you to all the thousands of people who braved the cold and snow to participate and celebrate our wonderful community!

Ice rescue training and awarness - Know the dangers of ice surfaces
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Vernon SAR members training at Kin beach today in ice rescue, safety and awareness. We like to remind the public that ice conditions are variable and venturing out on one of the frozen bays or streams can be can be dangerous.

The Canadian...

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Vernon Search and Rescue Helicopter Winch Rescue team on board a BC Air Rescue helicopter located and rescued a snow biker at 7:30 a.m. after the man spent the night outside in the Shuswap backcountry.

The rescue happened five miles...

Our Current Sponsors and Supporters

We thank our featured sponsors and supporters for there continuing contributions!

Support us through a donation we can bring awareness and change to our community and assist people in distress.

Tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $20.