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.

Meet Natasha Fafo

When did you join CR search and rescue?

I joined SAR in the Spring of 2015.

Why did you join search and rescue?

I have always enjoyed the outdoors and outdoor based recreation. I wanted to be a part of an organization that allowed me to further develop those skills and volunteer my time doing something I am passionate about. Having recently moved to Campbell River in 2014, I was also looking for a way to further integrate myself into my community with a group of like-minded individuals.

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

The most rewarding part about SAR, besides being able to help out individuals in need, are my colleagues. Being a part of a team with members from significantly different backgrounds, strengths and skills is inspiring. When we come together as a group, we are able to come up with creative solutions to complex problems.
Since joining SAR I have also had the chance to expand my skills in climbing, skiing, mountaineering, leadership, vehicle maintenance….you name it….we do it!

What do you do outside of search and rescue?

I spend most of my time rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, hiking, and pretending I can ski and mountaineer. I work as one of our local ER physicians at the Campbell River Hospital. If I’m not outdoors or at work, you can find me at Beachfire Brewery enjoying a pint!

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.