BSAR hi-vis softshell jackets were first issued to members in 2013. They complement the BSAR hi-vis safety shirt, beanie and cap.
These jackets were provided through the funding support of the JJ Gardiner Trust, via the Alpine Search and Rescue Victoria club, the Victorian Department of Justice, and Bushwalking Victoria. BSAR is very grateful for the generous support that enabled its members to be so equipped.
Bush Search and Rescue was asked to present at a land search and rescue training activity for the Reserve Response Force (RRF) at Simpson Barracks in Watsonia on Saturday 1 June 2013. The RRF is the Force Element that has been the basis of the Austalian Defence Force's response to fires and floods in recent years.
We had appropriate winter weather conditions for Bush Search and Rescue's main weekend training event for 2013.
This training was open to all current BSAR members, prospective members and experienced bushwalkers who are considering membership of BSAR and who meet or who are close to meeting the requirements for BSAR membership.
The May 2013 edition of Behind The Log, Bush Search and Rescue's regular newsletter, is now published and can be downloaded from [here] (pdf).
Bush Search and Rescue members are being provided with safety shirts for use on searches.
These shirts are highly visible and stay warm if they get wet.
Sunday 07 Apr 2013. Bush Search and Rescue was called out for a 3pm departure from Melbourne. The call-out was cancelled when the missing person was located by Police Airwing helicopter and winched out from the banks of the Snowy River in East Gippsland.