Learning the ropes

Third biannual Southern Interior Rope Exercise (SIRE) held on the cliffs above Blackpool

Scott Larsen, a rope rescue facilitator from Comox Valley Search and Rescue, shows how to rig a stretcher prior to lowering it for a rescue. On the right (dark glasses) is Susan McFarland of Wells Gray Search and Rescue. They were taking part in the third biannual Southern Interior Rope Exercise (SIRE) held on the cliffs above Blackpool the weekend of Apr. 27. A total of 72 participants from 17 SAR organizations plus eight provincial SAR rope rescue facilitators took part. For more photos, go to www.clearwatertimes.com.

Scott Larsen, a rope rescue facilitator from Comox Valley Search and Rescue, shows how to rig a stretcher prior to lowering it for a rescue. On the right (dark glasses) is Susan McFarland of Wells Gray Search and Rescue. They were taking part in the third biannual Southern Interior Rope Exercise (SIRE) held on the cliffs above Blackpool the weekend of Apr. 27. A total of 72 participants from 17 SAR organizations plus eight provincial SAR rope rescue facilitators took part. For more photos, go to www.clearwatertimes.com.

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