info@rcmsar2.comPO Box 37146 North Vancouver, BC V7N 4M4


Station 2 welcomes new volunteers to assist with Marine Search & Rescue (SAR), Non-SAR activities, and for our new Junior SAR Program.

Junior-SAR Program

We’re now recruiting members between the ages or 16 – 18 to participate in our new junior SAR program starting in January 2018.

If you’re interested in participating and contributing your time as a Junior SAR member please contact:


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:


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:

Recruiting Officer:

If you are interested in applying as a new SAR recruit, please complete the Application Form and submit to the recruiting officer.

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