Next week Coquitlam SAR is going to launch a new initiative. We’re going to be tweeting all of the team’s training events under the hashtag #CoqSARTraining and you can follow along as team members take part in all of the various non-operational but essential training we do as a team.
For example, in the months of December and January we’re going to be doing classroom and field work in Avalanche rescue, and in Feburary two members are going to drive to Revelstoke to take the CAA’s week long Avalanche Operations Level 1 course. Later in the year we will be doing full day rescue scenarios, first aid training, and as the days get long we will transition into rope rescue and mountain rescue.
We hope this will give you some insight into the amount of time the dedicated volunteers on the team devote to training each year.