Sparwood Search and Rescue is a registered non-profit society devoted to the recovery of missing persons

The team works closely with the Elk Valley Regional RCMP detachment and BC Ambulance Services.  They also assist local emergency management during disasters and participate in community events and public education programs to help raise awareness.

The dedicated team of trained volunteers provides vital support to our community in times of emergency by performing:

  • Ground search and rescue
  • Rope rescue
  • Swiftwater rescue
  • Inland water rescue
  • Evidence searches
  • Evacuation assistance
  • Spotting and tracking

To find out more about their work in the community, please visit the Sparwood Search and Rescue Society website or you can contact them at or by phone at 250.425.5913.

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA)

CASARA is a national volunteer organization funded by the Department of National Defence. Volunteers provide air search assistance to the Royal Canadian Air Force, and promote flight safety for general aviation as a means to reduce overall SAR incidents.  They are pilots, navigators, spotters, search coordinators, electronic search specialists, radio operators and administration staff. We are trained to work as spotters on military aircraft, and to carry out searches using light aircraft and ground vehicles.

To find out more about their work, please visit the CASARA website.

During an emergency, dial 9-1-1