Our headquarters is located at the Nanaimo Airport. Our primary role is to assist in searching for missing aircraft and homing beacons as directed by the military Joint Rescue Coordination Centre located in Victoria. Our secondary role is to respond to calls from the ECC (Emergency Coordination Centre) to assist Ground or Marine SAR groups in searching for missing persons such as hikers, boaters and back-country travelers.
Our primary area of operation is Vancouver Island but we can be requested to assist anywhere within the Province of BC. We respond to requests for our services by the following authorities: