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AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to "Get informed and go outdoors". The AdventureSmart program was created by the British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program with the assistance of the National Search and Rescue Secretariat, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the British Columbia SAR Association. AdventureSmart combines online and on-site awareness with targeted outreach to try and reduce the number and severity of Search and Rescue Incidents.
By following three easy steps, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become hurt or lost.
Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) has 12,000 members who provide assistance across the country on ground and inland water search and rescue incidents. These skilled volunteers have partnered with AdventureSmart to deliver this key message in their local communities. Current AdventureSmart programs include:
Hug a Tree and Survive Program: This presentation is aimed at children in Grades K-5. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost.
Learn about Hug a Tree and Survive >
Snow Safety Education Program: This presentation is aimed at children in Grades 4-6, teaching ski hill safety and signage, and backcountry information including "Out of Bounds" hazards.
Learn about SSEP >
Survive Outside Program: This presentation is aimed at people aged 12-99. It focuses on Trip Planning, Training and Taking the Essentials. It includes information on how to alert the Search and Rescue system and focuses on survivability pending rescue.
Learn about Survive Outside >
Survive Outside Snowmobiling Program: This presentation is geared for snowmobilers and uses much of the content from Survive Outside adapted to winter conditions. Segments feature travel tips on both snow and ice, including critical information when travelling in avalanche terrain.
Learn about snowmobiling safety >
PaddleSmart Program: This presentation is designed for youth and adults who want to paddle, whether it is using stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes. Topics include trip planning, training and taking the essentials for water based activities. Segments on moving water and coastal water can be added to the presentation depending on location.
Learn about paddling safety >
To find out about Search and Rescue in Canada visit www.nss-snrs.gc.ca.
For information on Ground Search and Rescue volunteers in Canada visit www.sarvac.ca.
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