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RCMSAR Recruiting for Manager, Training and Development

RCMSAR Recruiting for Manager, Training and Development

Manager of Training and Development Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) is a not-for-profit organization that provides marine search and rescue services (SAR) on the coast of British Columbia. Headquartered in Sooke BC, RCMSAR has 31 fully equipped...

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It’s not every day that you get rescued by Santa

It’s not every day that you get rescued by Santa

It’s not every day that you get rescued by Santa. For Martin, Monica and their children who suddenly faced trouble on the water July last year, “Santa” and the RCMSAR crew from Station 1–West Vancouver responded to their call for help. “When we left the marina from...

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A Tale of Two Rescues

A Tale of Two Rescues

Written by Peter Mallett the following shares two rescue stories of two navy veterans and current RCMSAR volunteers. This article was featured in the Lookout Navy News on May 25, 2021.  Two men with ties to the Royal Canadian Navy have a few yarns to tell about their...

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Donate to RCMSAR

 Your contributions help support our volunteer training and our keep our equipment in excellent condition. Donations are also used for prevention programs that save lives on the water before a rescue is needed.

RCMSAR Volunteer Heading Overseas to Rescue Refugees

RCMSAR Volunteer Heading Overseas to Rescue Refugees

RCMSAR volunteer and staff member, Amber Sheasgreen, will be spending her winters holidays volunteering for Refugee Rescue and their partner Sea-Eye, a charity working to prevent loss of life at sea. Her love for the ocean and passion for helping others, Amber is...

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RCMSAR Supporting Men’s Health & the Movember Foundation

RCMSAR Supporting Men’s Health & the Movember Foundation

Saving lives on the water can feel deeply rewarding for our volunteers. Then there are days when the weight of our service is a heaviness like no other. It's because RCMSAR members can be exposed to traumatic situations while responding to marine emergencies and our...

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RCMSAR Annual Report 2020-21

RCMSAR Annual Report 2020-21

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND CEO Along the waters of coastal British Columbia and inland waters of the Shuswap, RCMSAR volunteers continue to put the safety of others ahead of personal safety thanks to their selfless commitment and the professional training and...

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RCMSAR Volunteers Honoured at Annual Awards Ceremony

RCMSAR Volunteers Honoured at Annual Awards Ceremony

September 18, 2021 – The annual RCMSAR Volunteer Awards takes place Saturday honouring the outstanding service of the organization’s volunteers and stations as recognized by their peers, the organization’s Board of Governors and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre....

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National Drowning Prevention Week

National Drowning Prevention Week

Drowning is one of the biggest causes of preventable death Did you know that 67% of drownings occur from May to September? According to Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon’s Drowning Board & Map, 59% of all boating related water-related fatalities occur when...

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RCMSAR Station 4 Squamish rescues canoer stranded for 96 hours

RCMSAR Station 4 Squamish rescues canoer stranded for 96 hours

On May 18, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 4 Squamish was tasked in search of an overturned solo canoer. Within 16 minutes of the call RCMSAR04 departed and quickly located the individual who was stranded on the steep rocky shore for almost 96 hours...

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National Safe Boating Awareness Week 2021

National Safe Boating Awareness Week 2021

North American Safe Boating Awareness Week takes place from May 22 to May 28, 2021. The purpose of Safe Boating Awareness Week (SBAW) is to promote safe and responsible boating practices in our communities across Canada. This awareness campaign is managed by the CSBC...

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RCMSAR celebrates National Volunteer Week 2021

RCMSAR celebrates National Volunteer Week 2021

A message of gratitude to all RCMSAR Volunteers, It is hard to believe that National Volunteer Week 2021 is upon us again from 18 to 24 April. For most of us, it has been a year unlike any other with the challenges imposed by COVID-19 and the restriction it brought....

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RCMSAR celebrates Women in Marine Search and Rescue!

RCMSAR celebrates Women in Marine Search and Rescue!

From station leaders to coxswains, training officers and support volunteers, we have women learning, leading and training others to save lives. Station 29-Ladysmith's Carol-Ann Kjartanson describes her experience as a Coxswain and Training Officer and shares what you...

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Awards Program Carries on Strong

Awards Program Carries on Strong

Now in its third year, the RCMSAR awards program has proved a great success, raising awareness of the excellent work done by our volunteers in their local communities, including highlighting innovative new approaches and technologies. those involved in the global...

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Volunteer With RCMSAR

Interested in becoming a volunteer? We would love to hear from you.
Contact your local RCMSAR Rescue Station for more information.