RCM-SAR Station 25 Salt Spring is proud to announce that four students from Gulf Islands Secondary School have successfully completed the New Crew Training offered in a Junior Program instructed by RCM-SAR Station 25 coxswain Tom McKeachie. The students are now qualified to start regular crew training on the water with any RCM-SAR unit.
"These young people were really sharp and on-the ball, and showed a lot of interest in the program," said Randy Carr, who assisted with facilitating the Junior Program. "One of them has already contacted Pender Island about joining [Station 20]."
Developed by McKeachie, the training course covered the Pleasure Craft Operator's Course, basic First Aid, the Radio Operator's Certification as well as providing an introduction to the work and culture of RCM-SAR. Although this year's program graduates, as minors, aren't yet cleared to go on taskings, they are encouraged to continue developing their skills through training at sea.