What We Do

What We Do

What We Do

The activities of RCM-SAR Station 25:

  • Search and Rescue Unit Training and Operations - a year-round 24/7 capability to respond to regional marine emergencies,

  • Marine Safety and Education - in our community - see below.

  • Gulf Islands Marine Rescue Society - GIMRS - governance, oversight and fundraising for the maintenance and replacement of our equipment – vessel, engines, first aid, communications and navigation equipment, etc. and on-going training of existing and new members. 

WE Engage Actively with our community

We routinely engage with our community – mainly on Salt Spring Island:

  • Junior Cadet Work Experience Program at Gulf Islands Secondary School - Training up to 8 senior high school students each year through basic boating knowledge, Red Cross Marine First Aid, VHF radio and hands-on on-the-water experience with our rescue vessel.

  • Elementary School Marine Safety Awareness Program – visits to Salt Spring Island elementary schools – last year about 400 students were engaged.

  • Kids Don’t Float - ensuring a supply of freely available children's PFDs (personal flotation devices) at local marinas and docks.