Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria

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The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria (JRCC Victoria) is one of three Canadian JRCCs, jointly manned by the Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

JRCC Victoria is responsible for coordinating the Search and Rescue (SAR) response to air and marine incidents within the Victoria Search and Rescue Region (SRR). This region includes the land masses of British Columbia and Yukon, as well as the adjacent marine waters of British Columbia. As a secondary role, JRCC Victoria coordinates requests by other levels of government for federal SAR resources. These secondary requests are commonly made for humanitarian reasons that fall within provincial or municipal jurisdiction (eg. searching for missing hunters, hoisting injured hikers and medical evacuation when civilian agencies are unable due to weather or location).

Mission

<blockquote>"The national search and rescue (SAR) objective is to prevent loss of life and injury through search and rescue alerting, responding and aiding activities using public and private resources."

JRCC Victoria coordinates and controls Search and Rescue Units (SRUs) within its area of responsibility. The centre serves as a communications hub and primary point of contact for the coordination and direction of rescue units and on-scene commanders in order to meet the national objective in the safest and most effective manner...
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