British Columbia’s volunteer Search & Rescue (SAR) teams are on their way to a record year for callouts at a pace that will see them exceed last year’s total by more than 30 per cent.
Jan. 21, 2015, Singapore - The AS365 Dauphin rotorcraft full-flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based training center has been upgraded to provide highly realistic training in both day and night search and rescue (SAR) operations, offering pilots the unique capability to safely practice these demanding life-saving missions.
Jan. 12, 2015, Samarate, Italy - AgustaWestland has announced it has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Search and Rescue variant of the AW189, paving the way for the delivery of aircraft for the UK search and rescue programme.
Jan. 2, 2015 – One man or woman was not going to replace Tim Jones after the search and rescue hero died suddenly of heart failure last January.
Dec. 23, 2014, Samarate, Italy - AgustaWestland has announced it has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Search and Rescue variant of the AW189, paving the way for the delivery of aircraft for the UK search and rescue programme.
Sept. 11, 2014, Coatesville, Penn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Bristow Group Inc. have announced the acceptance of an S-92 helicopter by Bristow Helicopters Ltd. The helicopter, configured for search and rescue service, was accepted during a ceremony at the Sikorsky facility in Coatesville, Pa.
Sept. 3, 2014, Campbell River, B.C. - It is hard to say 'no' to man's best friend. Just ask Jamie Turko and E&B Helicopters. A volunteer rescue took place on Tuesday for 'Brody', a 12-year old, 140-pound grand shepherd, who had joined his family on a Strathcona Park hike to Bedwell Lake last Saturday, with a final destination of Cream Lake.
July 14, 2014, Farnborough, U.K. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced the delivery of the first S-76D aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom.
I first met Tim Jones about 15 years ago, through my work at the local police office and my involvement with the local emergency management program.
Jan. 27, 2014, Vancouver - Tim Jones, the public face of North Shore Rescue, died on Mount Seymour on Sunday, January 19. After spending the weekend on the mountain conducting avalanche awareness training for the public with other members of the team, Jones collapsed that evening while walking to the parking lot accompanied by his daughter, Taylor, and another team member. He stopped walking, said “hang on a minute,” and collapsed without warning. His daughter and others started CPR immediately to no avail. Tim Jones was 57 when he died.
Jan. 21, 2014, Vancouver - Tim Jones, who spent years in B.C. rescuing people in distress, is being remembered today as a hero by family, friends and those whose lives he saved.
Jan. 20, 2014, Vancouver - Tim Jones, the voice of B.C.'s North Shore Rescue, died Sunday night after collapsing on a trail while coming down from a rescue cabin on Mount Seymour.
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