YSAR 2023 update

Where to find our training program for 2023 and how to apply The YSAR National Training Calendar for 2023 is now published on the YSAR website /Our Program/National Calendar. Applications are now open for YSAR 2023; Auckland, Tauranga, Waikato Central, Thames Coromandel, Wellington, and Christchurch. If you are interested in joining as a student or […]

Turning a mobile phone into a beacon with a UAV-based cellular search and rescue solution

Opportunities for Australian SAR agencies to dial into mobile phone technology innovation was showcased at AAUS ROTORTECH 2022 Conference in June 2022. Advantages of Psuedo Base Station solutions like Smith Myers Artemis: Do not interfere with the user’s mobile network Simply, interact with the mobile for a fraction of a second and then release the […]

FENZ introduce new high-tech cameras for SAR

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is New Zealand’s main firefighting and emergency services body.  Through legislation FENZ have a mandate to provide a wide range of services for communities. Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 combined urban and rural fire services into a single, integrated fire and emergency services organisation. As a future focused organisation FENZ […]

YSAR Code of Ethics – Ara Taiohi

YSAR is proud to align our Code of Ethics to Ara Taiohi Our Code of Ethics provides a framework on how we as an organization can make a significant contribution to supporting youth development in the context of Māori culture and community. Our alignment to our these Code of Ethics is an evolving strategic priority as […]

YSAR Kaupapa Māori Strategy – come with us on this journey

YSAR Kaupapa Māori Strategy   The YSAR Kaupapa Māori strategy offers a strong base for organizational development in cultural competency and awareness as we open new branches throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The principles and practices developed through this Kaupapa Māori strategy will provide an appropriate platform from which to promote and develop culturally responsible practices, competence, […]

YSAR applications now open for 2023 – new branches available

Student applications are now open for our 2023 Cohort Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) exists to empower the next generation of community-minded volunteers, and to do this we’re enabling adventure through our leading-edge Search and Rescue and Emergency Management program. Through cross-sector partnerships, we are strengthening our future workforce by supporting youth development, diversity, and […]

What do they say about YSAR? Students perspective of involvement

Student perspective of their YSAR experience Student 1 – Will be forever grateful for the YSAR program and what it has given me. A big thanks to all the leaders for making it a reality. You have really changed lives and are one of the greatest community organisations that Aotearoa has. Thank you for all […]

Celebrating Volunteers in Search and Rescue and Emergency Management

As we reach the end of this week celebrating volunteers, I’d like to say thank you to the Search and Rescue and Emergency Management volunteers who tirelessly turn up for training and operational deployment across the globe. YSAR – Youth Search and Rescue training future SAR and EM volunteers across NZ, coming to a place near […]