Welcome to the Oliver Osoyoos Search & Rescue

A 100% Volunteer Organization, the Oliver Osoyoos Search and rescue services a vast area of the South Okanagan. Our response area includes the Canada/USA border to the South, Vaseaux Lake to the North, Mount Kobau and Orofino Mountain to the West, and Conkle Lake to the east. We also provide mutual aid response to adjacent Search and Rescue teams and as requested from across the province. The team provides search and rescue services to:

• Provincial Emergency Program (PEP)

• RCMP and municipal police services

• Municipal fire services

• BC Ambulance Service

• Local and regional governments during civil emergencies

OOSAR's mission is:

1. To provide Search & Rescue service for the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP), and the RCMP.

2. To provide assistance to the Province of British Columbia, and it's governments (Provincial and Municipal) during Civil Emergencies.

3. To provide Community Education

4. To assist in Community Events


The OOSAR team consists of approximately 30 volunteers. Members are experienced in Ground Search and Rescue operations (GSAR), Swiftwater Rescue, Avalanche Response, and Embankment Rescue. The team receives training and support from B.C. PEP. Our Volunteers have varying levels of training with all members trained or being trained in GSAR.


To contact the team for a Search and Rescue Emergency, please dial 9-1-1 and ask for the police.

BC Search and Rescue Association Promotional Video


"With much appreciation to FireOne Entertainment, we are proud to provide this promotional video that will allow you a small sampling of what services our 80 BC SAR Association affiliated SAR groups and their 2500+ unpaid professionals provide to the citizens of BC and to those who choose to visit our province." - BC SAR Association

To contact the team for a Search and Rescue Emergency, please dial 9-1-1 and ask for the police.

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