Apply to join as a member of Nanaimo Search and Rescue (NSAR)

NSAR is NOT currently accepting new membership applications (but thank you for your interest!)


Involvement in NSAR requires commitment and dedication from its members, therefore successful applicants must complete specific training taking place over several months.

Upon successful completion of training, new members are then qualified to respond to local and mutual aid tasks.
In addition, NSAR members continue to train regularly to keep up their level of skill and knowledge.


To become a member of Nanaimo Search and Rescue:

Fill out an MemberApplication. (To save the fillable PDF you may need to update to the latest version of Adobe Reader )

After Nanaimo Search and Rescue receives your application you will be contacted to arrange an interview with the membership commitee.

Successful candidates will be required to:

Complete the Justice Institute of BC free webcourse Introduction to Search & Rescue in British Columbia –¬†EMRG1703 prior to interview.
Complete the Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) course (provided through NSAR) within 18 months of joining the Society.
Obtain and maintain Occupational First Aid Level One (equivalent or higher).
Contribute a minimum of 100 volunteer hours/year– comprised of training, calls, society duties and community service.