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NSS Award for Exemplary Service

It’s with great pride that we were recently notified that Rollie was awarded the National Search and Rescue Secretariat Award of Exemplary Service.

The NSS awards are the highest Search and Rescue awards in Canada, with the exception of provincial and national orders. They are designed to recognize exceptional service to the cause of Search and Rescue.

Rollie was instrumental in nominating a member of Coquitlam SAR for a similar award a few years ago, so it is only fitting that the SAR team nominated him for the same award this year.

Chief’s Letter of Commendation from Port Moody PD

Members of Coquitlam Search and Rescue who participated in the search for two developmentally disabled women near Sasamat Lake in August 2012 received the Chief’s Letter of Commendation from the Port Moody Police Department in a ceremony at Inlet Theatre in Port Moody on October 2nd 2013.

Rollie was very active in that search and was personally responsible for finding the first subject near midnight on the first day.

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Of course Rollie also received the following award for his efforts on that search since he managed to roll the team’s eight wheel drive Argo ATV.

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Too much talking on the radio?

Too much talking on the radio?

Rollie on the Tyler Wright search, a 16-day long search between Squamish and Coquitlam BC. On this day there was a particularly talkative person on the radio who wasn’t letting field teams talk, negating the purpose of the radio as a safety device.

Donation issues

If anyone is having issues donating to the Roland Webb Trust, our apologies. We are working on an online form. In the mean time, please make cheques out to

“Books Hogya in trust” and deposit them into the account number 9900-6569004 at any TD Canada trust bank.

We also activated PayPal donations.

If you’re having any issues, contact us via the form on this site.

Photos from the Memorial

On Saturday January 25th at sunset, a memorial for Rollie Webb was held at Buntzen Lake south beach. This was at the request of Rollie’s two children, Abbie and Ethan. It was organized by Coquitlam Search and Rescue, members of the BC Bike Race and the BC Ambulance Service. In attendance were representatives from Rollie’s family, his work, the BC Bike race staff, BC Search and Rescue society and at least two people who Rollie had rescued.

The memorial began with the placement of candles on the dock, and a speech by both Abbie and Ethan. then the family set candles afloat on the lake. Several more people spoke, and then the rest of those in attendance released more floating candles. Throughout the evening, people were writing messages on the rice paper of the chinese lanterns. These were lit, and as the hot air filled the balloon, they were released over the lake.

The ceremony finished with the SAR team firing off 21 signal flares in a SAR-themed salute.

Pictures below by Coquitlam SAR member Tom Zajac

We did our first search without you today brother.

As I was clearing the status board,
your call sign was still there.

Coquitlam 65, Coquitlam 65,
this is Coquitlam Command.

65, Command, how do you read?

Coquitlam command, hearing nothing.

Command clear.