The Team

Since 1954 Central Okanagan Search and Rescue has been providing Kelowna and the surrounding area with a team of highly trained volunteers committed to helping those that need assistance in both the backcountry and urban environments.

The team consists of approximately 50 dedicated volunteers from all walks of life who are on call 24/7, 365 days a year. Averaging over 80 call outs per year, team members gladly give up family dinners, Christmas mornings, and a good nights sleep so that others may live.

The team’s training covers technical skills such as advanced first aid, high angle rope rescue, wilderness and urban ground search, helicopter rescue, and swift water rescue.

Interested in joining the team?

We typically recruit new team members every two years. Watch our social media and news section for the dates of our Fall 2021 recruitment period.

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