Manual

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria’s online manual details search organisation, procedures, policy, techniques and equipment.   The manual contains both historical and newer information and is regularly updated.

Contents

Structure

Search attendance requirements

Responsibilities

Call-out information

Searching

Alpine Search and Rescue

Search Organisation

Equipment 

Food for Three Days

Remote area communications

Rescue

Additional Skills and Rescue Equipment

  • Hypothermia Management
  • Bush Stretcher
  • Sked Stretcher
  • Helicopters

The last hard copy edition was published in 2003 and is available to all members and other organisations on request. A PDF version of the 2003 edition can be downloaded here: [PDF 46MB]

Page versions are at the bottom of each page, e.g.

2003 Edition or Updated dd mmm yyyy

BSAR searchers climbing Eskdale (Heraldsun)
BSAR searchers on Mount Bogong, 2014