News & Announcements from RCMSAR
On January 20, 2019, SAR Prevention Officer Cathy Dupuis accepted a 2018 Canadian Safe Boating Award on behalf of RCMSAR for Best Boating Safety Initiative at a gala dinner in Toronto.
SAR Tools app creator Adam Hyde shares tips and tricks for using the app’s features, and how to get the very most of this online tool that continues to grow in popularity with marine SAR organizations around the world.
A Senate committee recommends more support for Coast Guard auxiliary agencies like RCMSAR.
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RCMSAR’s sole inland-SAR station expanded their fleet this summer, launching their new vessel during Sicamous’ annual Sun and Sand Parade. RCMSAR Station Shuswap welcomed the Tolonen, 40-foot 2007 Titan rigid inflatable SAR boat, on August 2, after a lengthy ground and water journey from its original base in Victoria. On August 5, the Tolonen joined […]
RCMSAR Station Lax Kw’alaams April 16, 2017 At 1955, RCMSAR Station Lax K’walaams was tasked by JRCC Victoria to a report of a 17-foot pleasure craft overturned at the south end of Birnie Island. Crew members James Henry, Dwayne Wesley and Glen Wesley departed home base to assist. When the FRC arrived on-scene they located […]
A recent marine guidance note from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) outlines twelve of the most common people-related factors in maritime accidents. While most accidents result from a combination of several different factors, ranging from purely technical...
When and why did you join RCMSAR? I joined in November 2010. Our family has always held the value of service. We had recently moved to the area from the Gulf Islands and I was looking for a place to serve. After attending an information session during a recruitment drive my interest was sparked after […]
On Saturday, July 8, Juan De Fuca Search & Rescue (JDF SAR) conducted ground search and rescue (GSAR) training at the RCMSAR Headquarters and Training Centre in East Sooke. JDF SAR is an inland ground SAR group with more than 60 active members, with specialized teams in rope rescue, Project Lifesaver, swift-water rescue, first aid […]
RCMSAR members put in countless hours of volunteer work, asking very little in return, so it is all the more important to acknowledge their contributions and achievements. A “thank you” or “well done” goes a long way, but should and could we do more? Late last year,...
This summer, I spent two months in Germany visiting family and friends and doing some typically German things. The thing I was looking forward to the most was a visit with the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association, DGzRS (Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung...
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