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The volunteer crews of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue • Station 2 (SAR2) provide dedicated Marine Search & Rescue services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Station 2 is based at Lynnwood Marina in North Vancouver, British Columbia, with an area of responsibility covering English Bay to the west, Port Moody Inlet to the east, and north to the tip of Indian Arm. We operate in one of the busiest and most challenging ports in Canada.

Station 2 is one of 40 marine rescue stations along the coast of British Columbia that are part of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR) organization. RCMSAR is a key component in the BC marine search & rescue system. Our volunteers handle more than 600 marine emergencies every year. We stand ready to leave our jobs and our families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water.

Our crews are highly trained, and equipped with specialized rescue vessels designed for the challenges of the West Coast.The volunteer crews of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue • Station 2 (SAR2) provide dedicated Marine Search & Rescue services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Station 2 is based at Lynnwood Marina in North Vancouver, British Columbia, with an area of responsibility covering English Bay to the west, Port Moody Inlet to the east, and north to the tip of Indian Arm. We operate in one of the busiest and most challenging ports in Canada.

Station 2 is one of 40 marine rescue stations along the coast of British Columbia that are part of the Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR) organization. RCMSAR is a key component in the BC marine search & rescue system. Our volunteers handle more than 600 marine emergencies every year. We stand ready to leave our jobs and our families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water.

Our crews are highly trained, and equipped with specialized rescue vessels designed for the challenges of the West Coast.

Volunteer

Junior-SAR Program

We’re now recruiting members between the ages or 16 – 18 to participate in our Fall junior SAR program. Application deadline is Oct. 1st 2019.
If you’re interested in participating and contributing your time as a Junior SAR member please contact for additional information.

We’re now recruiting members between the ages or 16 – 18 to participate in our Fall junior SAR program. Application deadline is Oct. 1st 2019.

If you’re interested in participating and contributing your time as a Junior SAR member please contact for additional information.

juniortrainingofficer@rcmsar2.com

Non-SAR Criteria

Non-SAR roles include:
   –   Community outreach, event planning and promotion
   –   Fundraising
   –   Administration
   –   Operations
   –   Media & Communications
   –   Vessel Safety Inspections
Non-SAR members are not on call, do not have to live within 15mins of the station, and do not participate directly in onboard SAR training activities. Non-SAR roles are very important to the overall operation, maintenance, and success of our station, and it’s the valuable contribution of our non-SAR members that allow our SAR members to focus their time and energy on SAR related activities and training.
If you’re interested in participating and contributing your time as a non-SAR member please contact: 
info@rcmsar2.com

SAR Criteria

SAR Crew intakes take place twice a year in May and Oct. only. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall. 2018 intake. 
Initial criteria required for a crew member in Search & Rescue Operations:
   –   Marine Experience (preferred)
   –   Pleasure Craft Operator Card

After joining, a crew member will require:
   –   Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime (ROC-M)
   –   First Aid Certificate (with CPR level C)
All prospective members must clear an RCMP Criminal Record Check.
Volunteers receive no remuneration for any aspect of their Search and Rescue activities. Our members receive ongoing training in many aspects of Marine Search and Rescue and in turn are expected to commit time and effort on their part. Unit members are expected to help maintain and clean the boat, and participate in the occasional public-relations and fund-raising events.

Prospective active crew members for SAR vessels should:
   –   Live within a 15 minute response time of Lynnwood Marina (vessel base)
   –   Physically fit and able to withstand the rigours of rough weather conditions and long periods of exposure in all  weather conditions
   –   Understand that some risk is involved
   –   Boating experience an asset
   –   Ability to think and react quickly to changing situations
   –   Be reliable and dedicated
If any of these areas are of interest to you please feel free to contact:
SAR Recruit Application Form
Email Recruiting Officer

Contact RCMSAR2

Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for the generous support!