23-24 July 2022. Twenty BSAR members completed SSI training at Mount Buller. Training included self-arrest, crampon usage, patient management, avalanche rescue and a demo of stretcher hauling. Our belated thanks to Mt Buller Ski Patrol, Mount Buller Resort Management, Wilderness Response Paramedics and Police Search and Rescue for their support and participation.
Training Weekend Fryers Range
4-5 June 2022. BSAR members and prospective members attended the training weekend in the Fryers Range. The training included participation in the VRA rogaine on the Saturday followed by workshops on Sunday. Workshops covered topics including line searching, GPS, hypothermia and communication. Given the various challenges leading up to the weekend, the training organisers are to be commended for their efforts in pulling together an informative program.
2021 BSAR search and rescue training at Lyonville, May 15-16
Forty two BSAR volunteers attended a search and training weekend at Lyonville. We used the Lyonville Public Hall as a base and we received some great support from the local community.
Everyone was very keen and motivated to get out in the bush after the restrictions encountered during 2020 when we unable to hold any training in the field.
Two Police Search and Rescue Squad Officers provided us with briefings on search organisation and police radios and supported our training.Continue reading “2021 BSAR search and rescue training at Lyonville, May 15-16”
BSAR Steep Snow and Ice alpine training scheduled for 19 Sep 2020 is CANCELLED
The BSAR Steep Snow and Ice alpine training that was scheduled for 19 Sep 2020 has been cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
An online training seminar covering alpine search and rescue topics will be held on 3-4pm Saturday 3 Oct.
Details will be emailed to all members.
Steep Snow and Ice alpine training 27-28 July 2019 at Mt Bogong
Training included travelling in alpine environment on Mount Bogong, avalanche safety and rescue scenarios and stretcher hauling.Continue reading “Steep Snow and Ice alpine training 27-28 July 2019 at Mt Bogong”
2019 Annual Training Mt Stirling – CANCELLED
BSAR’s annual training this year was to be held at Mt Stirling on 10-11 August but has been cancelled due to an extreme weather forecast.
This training will be rescheduled in 2020.
The training will include:
- search and rescue exercises on snow shoes or skis
- snow camping
- snow safety
- ski skills (for those on skis)
Continue reading “2019 Annual Training Mt Stirling – CANCELLED”