29 September–1 October. BSAR members assisted in the search for a man missing near Native Dog Flat near Wulgulmerang.
4-6 August. This year’s main training weekend was planned as a snow based programme on the Buffalo Plateau but was relocated to JB Plain to ensure snow cover. Despite the absence of continuous snow even at JB, the programme was comfortably rejigged for the conditions and participants enjoyed a stimulating programme. Training had a strong emphasis on hypothermia, but also included navigation exercises, search technique instruction and practice, and communications. Sunday was devoted to a mock search culminating in patient care and extraction.
4 July. BSAR members assisted in the search for a man missing from Kinglake area.
BSAR joined over twenty emergency services at the 2023 Emergency Services Expo in Jamieson on Sunday 23rd April. Our participating members found this a rewarding experience, both as an opportunity to explain BSAR’s role to the public and as an opportunity to meet and learn from members of other emergency service agencies.
BSAR wishes to thank the Expo organisers for providing this opportunity.
The Emergency Services Expo is on again, this time in Jamieson on 23rd April 2023. BSAR is participating alongside 22 other emergency service organisations. See here for event details. All are welcome.
7-8 March. BSAR members assisted in the search for a person missing in bushland in the Mirboo North area.