Search and Rescue works because of a dedicated group of volunteers.   This dedicated group of volunteers come from all walks of life including mechanics, postal workers, accountants, outdoor guides, doctors, marketers, construction workers and more.   Get to know who we are as an organization and find out what makes us tick and what we do outside of Search and Rescue.

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Meet Dylan Baker

When did you join CR search and rescue?


Why did you join search and rescue?

I had been looking for a volunteer opportunity for a while when I came across the recruitment ad for Search and Rescue. After being on a computer all day, something outdoors and active was really appealing. Add to that the chance to learn a lot of new outdoor skills and I was hooked.

What’s been the most rewarding part of being apart of search and rescue?

The most rewarding part of SAR is finding lost people – that almost goes without saying. It is a terrific feeling and a big part of why everyone joins SAR. Beyond that though, I was surprised at how rewarding I’ve found the teaching and leadership opportunities to be. With some hard work, I’ve become an instructor for ground SAR and tracking, and seeing my students succeed has been fantastic.

What do you do outside of search and rescue?

Outside of SAR, I’m a self-employed software developer (https://www.greathat.ca/). When I can find the time I also enjoy hiking, canoeing, photography and karate.


For those interested in joining Campbell River Search and Rescue you can fill out an “membership application form“.  We will be hosting an open house October 11th at 7:00pm at the SAR hall as well.