The fall recruitment drive for the Kamloops Search and Rescue team is underway.
Members have already completed 32 tasks, having logged about 3,000 task hours this year.
Media Coordinator Jenn Stahn says they’ve got a wide variety of volunteers on the team.
“We’ve got members that help out on the computer end of things, or do the administration side,” she said. “We’ve got members in rope rescue and swift water rescue. We’ve got our dog teams.”
“There’s a lot of different levels of fitness and first aid. We try to have a different mix on the team.”
She adds it can be quite a commitment, as you need a 100 hours a year, which is a mix of rescue work and training.
“We try to shield our members as long as possible,” Stahn added. “We have members who’ve been on those calls for recoveries before. We know if we get to the point where we find a body as opposed to a live person, we’ll try to get those members on scene.”
If you’re interested, Stahn adds you can register your online at ksar.ca