Chilliwack Search & Rescue volunteers are committed, highly skilled individuals who are available at a moment’s notice to assist individuals lost, injured or in peril in potentially hazardous, technical terrain.
Chilliwack’s unique surroundings require responses across a multitude of environments, which necessitates a multidisciplinary skillset from our 35 members. This includes swift-water, rope rescue, ground search, helicopter long line extraction, avalanche response, mountain rescue and urban search. Maintaining competence and certification across these disciplines requires continuous practice and training to ensure operational readiness for the 100+ annual calls the team receives.
Being a member of Chilliwack Search & Rescue requires that you pass a recruitment training program, attend weekly training sessions, be available to respond to emergencies and annually devote over 300 volunteer hours.