The BSAR Annual Training weekend was held on 20-21 June in the Fryers Ranges near Castlemaine. Over 90 people participated.
The weekend provided BSAR members and experienced bushwalkers interested in joining BSAR with training in skills for bush search and rescue. The program included:
- Saturday 20/6: Workshops, search exercises, night searching
- Sunday 21/6: Participation in a Victorian Rogaining Association (VRA) 6 hour Rogaine.
Last Updated on January 31, 2023
Duncan Brookes, a BSAR member for over 42 years, was awarded the Emergency Service Medal on Queens Birthday, 8 June 2015.
The citation is:
Mr Brookes has been a dedicated member of the Bush Search and Rescue Victoria (BSAR) team for over 42 years. He has been the Lead Training Organiser on 10 BSAR Annual Training weekends responsible for numerous duties including managing the organising groups; developing the training programs; arranging logistics; and providing briefings to instructors and participants. More recently, he has provided vital
leadership in the development of the 2012
to 2016 BSAR Strategic Plan and is following up with implementation of several initiatives arising from it including membership management improvements; safety clothing; and creating and improving operational policies. Mr Brookes has participated in over 34 searches and has provided outstanding service to BSAR as a Field Organiser on 19 of these.
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Last Updated on February 2, 2023