Nelson Search and Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is registered with theBritish Columbia Provincial Emergency Program. At the request of PEP, the RCMP or other authorized tasking agency, we respond to provide assistance with Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) operations. We are strong supporters of “mutual aid” and frequently assist (and request assistance from) other search and rescue groups within our region.

Our organization is comprised of many volunteers who dedicate significant time to build the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to serve as effective SAR members. We have team members trained for basic ground search and rescue, first aid, rope rescue, swiftwater rescue, organized avalanche response, team leaders, search and rescue management, and more. The education and training of our members provides us with the skilled personnel needed for rescue operations and is a key focus of Nelson Search and Rescue.

Training is the first and third Wednesday of each month. The NSAR directors meet on the last Wednesday of each month.

In Memory of Sheilah
Donations – A fund has been established in Sheilah’s memory by the Sweatman family with Fort Whyte Alive: The Sheilah Sweatman Memorial Fund in support of (or for) wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation and environmental education. Fort Whyte is located in Winnipeg, Further Information – Please check frequently with or For registration, contact Linda Harfman at or 250-354-5904.