Rossland Search and Rescue

Welcome to VolunteerRescue

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The administrators of a volunteer rescue organization do most of their work on their home computers when they get a spare hour or two in the evening, this is fine but when an organization has 5+ individuals doing this using different software products it is a problem making sure the documents, address list, contact details etc are current on all machines and are readable on all machines.

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  1. Centralize administration for a volunteer rescue society.
  2. Streamline day to day tasks.
  3. Not to impose restrictions on the information that can be held for members.
  4. To provide comprehensive reporting.
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Geographical area

SAR covers a significant portion of south eastern British Columbia, with a considerable diversity of terrain. The area is mountainous with steep walls of poor quality rock unsuitable for technical climbing. The numerous valleys are deep, with fast flowing creeks and rivers, with some class 5 rapids.

Fernie itself lies in the Elk Valley, between the Lizard Range and Morrissey Ridge. The area due west of Fernie drops down from the Lizard Range into the Bull River Valley, with Cedar Valley climbing slowly from the Elk Valley just south of town. The Lizard Range follows the lower Elk River to the southeast. Behind this range, to the west is the Columbia River Basin, part of the Rocky Mountain Trench. The Columbia Basin is a region of relatively flat land encompassing Lake Koocanusa, the reservoir of the Libby dam in Montana. The lake rises and lowers in cycles along with the spring runoff. At low water there are large areas of open sand dunes with the Kootenay River channel flowing between them. The Elk River empties into Lake Koocanusa.

To the East, the area extends to the Alberta boundary, turning southeast, along Waterton National Park to the U.S. border. From Fernie, Coal Valley heads due east rising gently into the MacDonald range. This is high rolling country, dotted with small lakes and ponds, extending down into the wide Flathead River basin. The Flathead River is one of the few pristine rivers left in British Columbia and is similar in size to the Elk River. The countryside in the basin also contains marshes and bogs before rising up sharply in the East to the Rocky Mountains along the Alberta border.

This web site has been created by and is provided by VolunteerRescue of SKRPC Holdings Inc., Fernie, BC, Canada.