All of our rescue crews are volunteers. We have about 1,000 of them.
They come from all walks of life and are the backbone of our service. Our search and rescue duty crews are ready to leave their families and their jobs to answer an emergency callout no matter what time of day and no matter what the weather. In an average year they will assist more than 700 people in trouble on the water.
Our crews train hard and dedicate many hours of volunteer service. Many coastal communities rely on them for quick, professional response during a marine emergency.
Our SAR Prevention crews focus on boating safety. Their role is to prevent drowning deaths by educating people about good boating practices. They spend many hours at public events, on the docks, and on the water promoting safety.
Our rescue stations rely on many other volunteers who help with fundraising, accounting, special events, maintenance, and other essential roles that help make our stations an integral part of the communities they serve.