Volunteer Emergency Services

Search & Rescue

When requested, volunteer Search and Rescue teams are available to support Ground Search and Rescue activities throughout the Peace Region. All members receive search training with some trained in specialized disciplines including Rope Rescue, Tracking and Swiftwater and Ice Rescue and HETS.

South Peace Search and Rescue

Practices: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm every other Thursday with one weekend practice per month
Contact: Del Gerlinsky,  President 250 219-4665 or Kate Mana, Vice President 250 719-719-8485
For more information: See the South Peace Search and Rescue Facebook Page

North Peace Search & Rescue

Regular Practices: 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Rope Practices: 7:00 to 9:00 pm 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
Contact: Brian Lamond, Search Manager/President (250) 793-0761
Website:  http://www.npsar.ca/

Chetwynd Search & Rescue

Practices: 7:00 to 9:00 pm on designated Wednesdays
Contact: Don Wheeler, Search Manager
For more information: Tel: 250 788-3211 (SAR Hall) or 250 788-9138 (Don Wheeler) or chetwyndsar@gmail.com

Tumbler Ridge Search & Rescue Society

Practices: 7:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
Contact: Craig Waters, President
For more information: tumblerridgesar@gmail.com


Emergency Social Services

Emergency Social Services (ESS) provides short-term assistance to British Columbians who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, earthquakes or other emergencies. This assistance includes food, lodging, clothing, emotional support and family reunification.

Peace River Regional District ESS

Contact: Jill Rickert, Community Services Coordinator
For volunteer information: Tel: 250 784-3209 or jill.rickert@prrd.bc.ca

Taylor ESS

Contact: Sadie Jones, Emergency Services Specialist
For volunteer information: Tel: 250 789-3392 or SJones@districtoftaylor.com

Chetwynd ESS

Contact: Leo Sabulsky, Fire Chief/Emergency Coordinator
For volunteer information: Tel: 250 788-6344 or lsabulsky@gochetwynd.com

Tumbler Ridge ESS

Meets: 6:00-7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month in room 1 at the Community Centre
Contact: Elaine Cooper, ESS Director
For volunteer information: 250 257-0073 (24hr) or 250 242-3939

Fire Protection

For information on volunteer fire fighting check our Fire Protection page.