Revelstoke Search and Rescue asked for the city’s support to build an equipment storage and training facility. (Facebook file photo)

Revelstoke Search and Rescue asking for city land

The society needs to construct a building for storage and training space

Revelstoke Search and Rescue are asking the city for land and support for the construction of a new storage and training facility.

The society is requesting 0.5-1 Ha of land to be donated, the Development Cost Charges to be waived and in kind support provided for the servicing of the land.

REVSAR needs heated storage for their 30’ sled/UTV trailer, their 18’ swiftwater trailer, their two rescue seadoos, their future jet boat and their utility trailer.

A rendering of the proposed facility.

The project proposal also includes indoor and outdoor training space as well as parking and land for their seacan.

At the moment the society has office and storage space at the Revelstoke RCMP building, which they intend to continue using after the development of their new building, as the location acts as an excellent command centre. Their equipment is currently stored at various locations around the city.

REVSAR currently has 70 members with seven special operations teams:

  • Snomobile
  • Heli-Ops
  • Class D Fixed Line
  • Avalanche Winter
  • Rope Rescue
  • Swift Water
  • Canine Search

They are one of 10 busiest teams in B.C. with 60 callouts in 2018 and 70 so far in 2019. Over Christmas last year the team was called out on Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

READ MORE: Revelstoke Search and Rescue just wants to get you home safe

In their presentation to City Council on July 9, REVSAR explained that they are 100 per cent volunteer run and that they rely on grant funding from the provincial government as well as donations.

They hope to aquire land for the project this year, complete the design and raise the funds for the project in 2020 and complete construction in 2021.


 

@JDoll_Revy
jocelyn.doll@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Revelstoke celebrates Remembrance Day

The Revelstoke Legion hosted the annual Remembrance Day ceremony Nov. 11. Hundreds… Continue reading

Grizzlies match Princeton Posse 2-2 after double overtime

Their next home game will be Nov. 29 against Sicamous

Commit to living in peace this Remembrance Day: Revelstoke Mayor

This Remembrance Day we acknowledge the 101st year since the end of… Continue reading

Looking back at Revelstoke after WWI

Cathy English Revelstoke Museum & Archives Every year on Nov. 11, people… Continue reading

Jocelyn’s Jottings: No-spend November-Challenge accepted

After years of looking at the bottom line and crumpling up my… Continue reading

VIDEO: Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

It was the second protester shot since the demonstrations began in early June

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Coquihalla, Okanagan Connector drivers cautioned due to freezing rain

Special weather statement in effect for highways between Hope, Merritt, Kamloops and Kelowna

Summerland council considers change to meeting schedule

Proposal calls for afternoon session and 6 p.m. evening session for regular meetings

Last remaining Centurion tank from the Korean War makes its journey ‘home’ to B.C.

Tank arrives in B.C. the day before Remembrance Day after a more than 4,500-kilometre transfer

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Most Read