Nanaimo Search & Rescue appreciates the support of volunteer Search & Rescue organizations by these businesses. We encourage you to, in turn, support them through your patronage.

Corporate Sponsors:


VMAC is a manufacturer of air compressors and multi-power systems, known for its innovation and technical advancements in manufacturing and engineering. Located in Nanaimo, VMAC employs over 100 coworkers who are positive and solution-focused team players. VMAC believes in investing in the communities where the business is located to create new value for stakeholders. With this mandate in mind, VMAC is proud to support the Nanaimo Search and Rescue organization, as it protects its coworkers and community.

Regional Recycling Nanaimo

When you are doing your part to reduce pressure on the local landfill by recycling your beverage containers you can reduce wear and tear on your pockets by donating the change you would receive from your bottle deposits to NSAR. Just let the staff at the “Kenworth” (actually at 2375 Hayes Road) Regional Recycling Nanaimo Bottle Depot know that you would like to donate your deposit before they start counting up your bottles, and they will funnel the funds to our account.

Vancouver Island Tree Services Ltd.

Vancouver Island Tree Service Ltd. is a group of highly professional Arborists coming together in order to provide the highest levels of service to their customers on and around Vancouver Island in both residential and Commercial sectors. At Vancouver Island Tree Services Ltd. they focus thier efforts on providing a sustainable service with the best possible outcome for their customers.  Their company policy is to leave the smallest environmental footprint in the managing and execution of their operations.

Each year in January, Vancouver Island Tree Services donates their time, equipment and services to help us with our annual Christmas Tree Chipping fundraiser.  We could not have a successful fundraiser without their generosity.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters

Valhalla Pure Outfitters is our primary supplier for clothing, technical and safety equipment as well as rope rescue gear.

Public Services

Province Of British Columbia

NSAR acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia. Emergency Management BC (EMBC) provides funds covering the operational costs of searches and grants from the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch supplement funds donated by the public to underwrite capital projects.


Nanaimo Search & Rescue offers AdventureSmart/Hug-A-Tree group outdoor safety education at no charge.

Island Timberlands

Provides NSAR access to their private forestlands for training purposes and to facilitate search activities.