A whistle is essential equipment for searchers to carry. It is also recommended that individuals carry a whistle while particpating on trips to remote areas.
It is important to use a whistle that has a rating of 100 decibels or higher so that they can be heard from long distances when used.
Some examples are whistles rated above 100 decibels are below.
This new BSAR hi-vis softshell jacket will be distributed to members over the coming months. It complements the BSAR hi-vis safety shirt, beanie and cap.
The first batch of jackets will be purchased using funding received from the JJ Gardiner Trust, via the Alpine Search and Rescue Victoria club. The JJ Gardiner Trust is associated with the Sandhurst Trustees and the Bendigo Bank. BSAR is very grateful for this generous support. The jackets are expected to be available in September.
Bushwalking Victoria is committed to ensuring that all BSAR members receive a jacket. With Bushwalking Victoria's support a second batch of jackets for remaining members is likely to be ordered later in the year.
Bush Search and Rescue was asked to present at a land search and rescue training activity for the Reserve Response Force (RRF) at Simpson Barracks in Watsonia on Saturday 1 June 2013. The RRF is the Force Element that has been the basis of the Austalian Defence Force's response to fires and floods in recent years.
We had appropriate winter weather conditions for Bush Search and Rescue's main weekend training event for 2013.
This training was open to all current BSAR members, prospective members and experienced bushwalkers who are considering membership of BSAR and who meet or who are close to meeting the requirements for BSAR membership.