Prince George Search and Rescue

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Applications for 2023 are now closed. Watch for a possible new intake in the Spring of 2024.

The Prince George Search and Rescue Society (PGSAR) is a registered non-profit organization operating in and around the Prince George region. PGSAR is manned solely by volunteers who respond 24/7, all year round, in all types of weather conditions. Members are unpaid professionals highly trained in wilderness skills and technical rescue.  

We are tasked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Coroner Service of British Columbia, and British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) in a variety of search and rescue functions. As members of a provincial team, we are sometimes asked to assist in other areas of the province as well. 

How we are activated

Prince George Search and Rescue is activated by emergency services. If this is an emergency, please contact 9-11 and they will activate our team as needed.  

Please note there is no cost for search and rescue! You do not need to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing. The sooner they are reported, the sooner we can help! 

For non-emergency contact, please see the contact tab at the top of the webpage.  

What a challenging weekend for 24 Hour Survival training! Our new recruits and a number of more seasoned members spent Saturday doing a mock search and managing an unresponsive subject, then did a fire building clinic and water boiling race, before having an "emergency" two hours before the sun went down and having to spend the night alone in an improvised shelter. Despite snowy ground, wet brush all day, and a drizzle that began around 4am, the participants survived and THRIVED. They only had what they'd reasonably have in their SAR pack for a callout, and no access to vehicles between activities. Congrats to all that took part in this challenge! ... See MoreSee Less
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PGSAR members and neighbouring SAR teams searched last night and are out again today looking for missing woman Chelsea Heron. Photos from last night’s search efforts in a wooded area. If you have any information, please call the RCMP. ... See MoreSee Less
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A brief rain shower and then the smoke cleared briefly while PGSAR’s swiftwater Team trained on the Willow River. Practicing at low water levels, repeating rescue scenarios with different tactics each time (not pictured), exploring the management and extraction of unconscious subjects with suspected spinal injuries in a swiftwater environment… it all made for a great day of team building and skill development. ... See MoreSee Less
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