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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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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.

Memories Made at SAREX 2018

Memories Made at SAREX 2018

Ralph Mohrmann, RCMSAR Director of Readiness looks back on SAREX 2018 and the benefits of working together. Picture gallery included!

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RCMSAR supports public safety mandates

RCMSAR supports public safety mandates

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is featured in the November 2018 edition of BC Shipping News Magazine, available for purchase now.  RCMSAR is part of a proud tradition of lifeboat services on the West Coast dating back more than a century.  With a broadened...

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Think boating-related injuries and drowning just “happen”?

Think boating-related injuries and drowning just “happen”?

British Columbia—60% of water-related fatalities occur during the summer months,1 and The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) wants to remind British Columbians that drowning and other boating-related injuries are preventable. Starting the May long...

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RCMSAR Northern Stations Visit — “Northern Exposure”

RCMSAR Northern Stations Visit — “Northern Exposure”

On Friday, March 9th, RCMSAR CEO, Pat Quealey and Director of Operations, Jason van der Valk, along with two colleagues from Emergency Management BC (EMBC), departed Victoria by plane to begin our 5-day tour to visit our members in the Northern RCMSAR Stations which are located in Kitimat, Hartley Bay, Prince Rupert, Lax Kw’alaams , […]

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Vessels and Equipment Update

Vessels and Equipment Update

Latest Type I Sea Trials The newest Type I commenced sea trials January 19 on a blustery day off Sidney. The latest Type I was built for RCMSAR Station Victoria and sea trials were conducted by Bruce Falkins, Earl Shirley and David Best. The vessel performed...

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RCMSAR 2017 Annual Report

RCMSAR 2017 Annual Report

See RCMSAR's rescue and prevention activities for 2017, including details on partnerships, how we support our volunteers, financial support and future plans. Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue is a volunteer-based organization that operates more than 30 marine...

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The Readiness Project

The Readiness Project

What is the Readiness Project? The Readiness Project is a multi-year project intended to improve operational readiness across the entire organization in three pillars: training, personnel and support. Our approach to the project is to use evidence-based information to...

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SAREX 2017

SAREX 2017

SAREx 2017 was the biggest and best yet with nearly 170 RCMSAR crew participating plus members of our Board of Governors, Headquarters team and our Canadian Coast Guard SAR partners. The event, which took place May 12–14 at the Sunshine Coast’s Camp Elphinstone, was...

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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.