As a volunteer-based organization, our people are our greatest strength.
The RCMSAR Team
With strong governance and management supporting the power and dedication of our volunteers, RCMSAR contributes to the safety of people in British Columbia and in the communities which support our stations. From teachers and accountants to ex-coast guard and commercial mariners to indigenous community leaders and retired professionals, our team of volunteers and staff are making a difference to public safety in British Columbia.
Board of Governors
A volunteer Board of Governors holds the legal corporate authority and responsibility for RCMSAR. While many are current or past station volunteers, the Board actively recruits candidates for their experience in governance and their skills in areas such as law, accounting, and business management.
Development Committee Chair
Scott Palmer FCPA, FCA
Finance Committee Chair
Nelson R. Jatel
From leadership to readiness and operations our Headquarters Team provides exceptional marine search and rescue training for hundreds of volunteers to ensure rescue crews are prepared and able to save lives on the water. Our expert team also provides responsible resource management, conducts marine safety audits and support the administration needs of our RCMSAR stations throughout the province.
Readiness & Operations
Hundreds of RCMSAR volunteers are standing by, ready to leave their families or jobs to respond to an emergency on the water. The backbone of our service, coastal communities rely on them for quick, professional response during a marine emergency. Together, with the right skills and training our crews can handle almost any marine emergency.
Interested in becoming a volunteer at a Rescue Station near you? Learn what it takes and what qualifications you need.