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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

YSAR Students Learn Tracking Skills to Find the Lost and Injured 

YSAR Weekend Exercise training – LandSAR Tracking Course Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) is a long-term strategy to address succession, diversity, and innovation across agencies in the SAR and EM sectors. The YSAR students graduate from a 3-year program with a wide range of SAR and EM certificates and skills, and where possible we test emerging […]

Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) offering new branches across NZ

The future looks bright for the Search and Rescue and Emergency Management volunteer workforce YSAR is the youth development training conduit for Search and Rescue and Emergency Management training in New Zealand. Over the last 4 years, we have been building capacity to scale YSAR into other regions across NZ. The programme combines a unique […]

All about distress beacons COSPAS-SARSAT

How to save a life A COSPAS-SARSAT beacon, also called a distress radio beacon or emergency beacon, is a radio transmitter that can be activated in a life-threatening emergency to summon assistance from government authorities. The COSPAS-SARSAT system is an international, humanitarian satellite-based search and rescue system and service which can detect and locate transmissions […]

YSAR COVID-19 update, Friday 25th August 2021

YSAR Covid-19 Update The situation relating to the August 2021 Covid-19 outbreak announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 16th is rapidly evolving.  All of our students which were associated with the schools of interest have now been tested. YSAR is no longer in a 14-day restriction holding pattern. The safety and the well-being of […]

YSAR COVID-19 update, Friday 20th August 2021

YSAR Covid-19 Update The situation relating to the August 2021 Covid-19 outbreak announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 16th is rapidly evolving. On the afternoon 19th August we were informed that a student from Northcote College tested positive for Covid -19. One of our YSAR students attends Northcote College and was not in direct […]

YSAR interviews next generation of Search and Rescue volunteers

Youth Search and Rescue interviews the next generation of Search and Rescue and Emergency Management practitioners for the 2021 Cohort in Auckland and the Bay of Plenty regions We had a fantastic day of interviewing on Saturday 7th November, interviewing 60 students in Tauranga and Auckland. We have a great demographic of students in both […]

YSAR COVID-19 update, Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Return to face to face training at YSAR The announcement by the Prime Minister stating that indoor gatherings can include up to 100 people means that we can resume face to face training while at Alert Level 2. We can confirm that classroom and weekend training exercises will resume, from 4 pm on 2 June […]