The Nanaimo Search and Rescue Society (NSAR) is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia. The group was formed in 1991 and is composed entirely of volunteers. NSAR is responsible for ground and inland water search and rescue within the jurisdiction of the Nanaimo RCMP detachment. The area covered includes portions of the Regional District of Nanaimo, as well as within the City of Nanaimo.
The Society is responsible for managing group assets and directing non-operational aspects in order to fulfill the mission. These aspects include fundraising, community outreach, building, fleet and equipment management as well as managing group membership. The ultimate responsibility of the Society Board is to ensure that Operations has all the tools required to effectively and safely respond to all tasks and or situation that may arise. There are 9 elected members that make up the Society Board: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 Directors (Building, Equipment, Fleet, Membership, Fundraising)
Operations main responsibility within Nanaimo Search and Rescue is to ensure that the group is in a constant “ready state” and able to respond at any given moment. This requires ensuring that all team members are adequately trained and all equipment is properly maintained. They are also responsible to ensure that we have the required member base on call in order to effectively and efficiently respond to any task. Operations members consists of Search Managers, Team Leaders, and Training and Safety Officers.
Chief of Operations