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 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 […]

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 […]

YSAR COVID-19 update, Monday 18th May 2020

Transition from Covid-19 Level 3 to Level 2 It has certainly been an unusual couple of months responding to the Covid-19 virus. Well done making it this far. Some of you may be feeling anxious about getting back into our training program, you may have known someone who has been sick or are managing the […]

YSAR Covid -19 update, Tuesday March 17th 2020

Covid-19 update 17th March 2020 YSAR Management continues to monitor Health Department Guidelines as they are released. The health and wellbeing of instructors, students, volunteers and families is of paramount concern to us. At this stage, we remain committed to running our classes and weekend training exercises as organized, but until further notified, all tutors must […]