Kimberley Search and Rescue training

Swift water team participates in three day training session

Kimberley Search and Rescue members practice water rescue.

Kimberley Search and Rescue members practice water rescue.

Kimberley Search and Rescue spent the Victoria Day long weekend training members for its swift water team.   Ten members participated in the three day training session which included a classroom session followed up with two days of practical exercises developing their skills in the St Mary’s River near Kimberley. ‘We believe in Prevention and Public Education’ stated Wendy Heatherington, Adventure Smart Master Trainer and Search Manager for Kimberley SAR, ‘but people can get into trouble and we are training to respond  and assist those people in need’.  This course instructed by Kyle Hale of Golden Search and Rescue was made possible from the funding of the one time $10,000,000 contribution from the BC Government. Kimberley SAR has seen this enthusiastic group of new volunteers successfully complete their Ground Search and Rescue Member training. The Swift Water training is adding to their skill set. There are over 2500 SAR volunteers in the BC and Kimberley Search and Rescue is always looking for people who want to give back to their community and are motivated by helping people.  Practices and training sessions are held Tuesday at 6:30 pm night at our bays located in City Hall. For more information go to www.kimberleysar.org or email info@kimberleysar.org .