Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) president Dwayne Sheppard arrives back on shore from a water-rescue scenario in which an injured worker was stranded on the far side of the Kalum River. The exercise on June 6 wraps up a three-day rescue certification course taught by Terrace SAR to BC Parks personnel from all over the region, including Dease Lake, Kitimat and Hazelton. “The program provides familiarity for the park rangers in and around the river to be able to, if they have to, execute a rescue on their own, but hopefully help the Terrace SAR team if anything should happen,” said David Brown, planning section head for BC Parks in Terrace. (Brittany Gervais photo)

BC Parks staff complete water-based rescue program in Terrace

Terrace SAR led a three-day rescue certification course with personnel from across the region

A three-day swift-water rescue certification course taught by Terrace SAR to BC Parks personnel from all over the region, including Dease Lake, Kitimat and Hazelton, wrapped up on June 6.

Team members practised a scenario where an injured worker had fallen from the Kalum River bridge and was trapped on the far side of the river. They practised using various technical techniques during the simulation, which included using a pulley system to quickly get a rescue dinghy across the river to the injured worker and back.

“The program provides familiarity for the park rangers in and around the river to be able to, if they have to, execute a rescue on their own, but hopefully help the Terrace SAR team if anything should happen,” said David Brown, planning section head for BC Parks in Terrace.


 


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Terrace Search and Rescue (SAR) president Dwayne Sheppard practices signalling with his team before a swift-water rescue training scenario gets underway underneath the Kalum River bridge. The exercise on June 6 wraps up a three-day rescue certification course taught by Terrace SAR to BC Parks personnel from all over the region, including Dease Lake, Kitimat and Hazelton. “The program provides familiarity for the park rangers in and around the river to be able to, if they have to, execute a rescue on their own, but hopefully help the Terrace SAR team if anything should happen,” said David Brown, planning section head for BC Parks in Terrace. (Brittany Gervais photo)

BC Park’s Jacob Mantel launches a line to his team during a swift-water rescue training scenario underneath the Kalum River bridge. The June 6 exercise wrapped up a three-day rescue certification course taught by Terrace SAR to BC Parks personnel from all over the region, including Dease Lake, Kitimat and Hazelton. “The program provides familiarity for the park rangers in and around the river to be able to, if they have to, execute a rescue on their own, but hopefully help the Terrace SAR team if anything should happen,” said David Brown, planning section head for BC Parks in Terrace.

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