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

NSAR will be accepting applications for membership beginning October 24th, 2018. Please join us for an informational evening to meet our members, learn about Search and Rescue in BC, NSAR’s capabilities, and what is involved in becoming a member of our fantastic team. Following this information session, there will be a mandatory group hike on November 10th, 2018.


What: NSAR Membership/Recruitment Information Session

When: October 24th, 2018. 7:00pm.

Where: NSAR hall, 195B Fourth Street


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.

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

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).
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.