It was a busy year for Kamloops Search and Rescue

Last year was one of the busiest on record for Kamloops Search and Rescue.

According to a year-end press release by the organization, KSAR volunteers put in 3,500 hours responding to 42 calls for service in 2018. Searchers were operational for 72 days in 2018 — a new record for the organization.

article continues below

Volunteers also put in an estimated 2,800 hours of training over the course of the year.

“Kamloops SAR has seen two of its most busy years on record in 2017 and 2018,” KSAR president Alan Hobler said in the release.

“Looking ahead to 2019, we anticipate an equally busy year. What has made us a successful team and allowed us to respond to the increased call-outs is our dedicated volunteers.”

According to Hobler, 11 additional volunteer recruits are expected to help the organization later this year.

© Kamloops This Week

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Kamloops This Week welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus
KTW Daily News Alerts
KAMLOOPS WEATHER

Question of the week POLL

How significant will the impact to downtown Kamloops be now that BCLC has opted to scrap its planned headquarters redevelopment?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar