BSAR Equipment

Bush Search and Rescue has specialist equipment that is issued to members during searches and practices. This equipment includes:

  • Sked stretchers
  • Paraguard stretcher
  • GPS units
  • Uniform vests (to identify members on the search)
  • Cordage
  • Haulage ropes
  • Snow shovels
  • Avalanche probes
  • Avalanche transceivers
  • UHF CB radios
  • Radio harnesses
  • Flares
  • Defibrillator
  • First aid kit
  • Megamid tent shelters

Most of the equipment is stored in Melbourne. Some equipment including a Sked, GPS units, ice axes, crampons and ropes are stored at Mount Beauty Police Station for local call-outs.

Training exercises provide opportunities to use this equipment. Take advantage of these so that you are familiar with them when you are required to use BSAR equipment on a search. This applies particularly to Skeds, GPS units and UHF CB radios.

Please return all issued equipment at the end of the search or practice. Report any lost or damaged items to your Group Leader or the Field Organiser.