• RCM•SAR Station 1

    Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver BC

  • RCM•SAR Station 1

    Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver BC

MARINE EMERGENCIES: Phone - 1 800 567 5111 or Cellphone - #727 or VHF - Channel 16


RCM•SAR Station 1 West Vancouver is one of the strongest stations on the coast with 40 volunteers providing marine search and rescue services 24/7. For those accepted we provide a training program that is competency based and requires demonstration of both technical knowledge and practical experience with accredited certifications. In return we expect a significant time commitment for several years.

Potential members must live within 15 minutes of our Horseshoe Bay station and have the motivation, ability and dedication to save lives at sea.   

We are recruiting now for a fall and possibly spring training.

Challenge yourself and apply to this dynamic local team of unpaid professionals.

Minimum requirements will include Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate (PCOC) and a Police Records Check.

RCMSAR Application Form

RCMSAR Medical Questionnaire 

EMAIL APPLICATIONS TO Gerard@rcmsar01.ca

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RCM•SAR Station 1 – West Vancouver

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue has 35 stations on the west coast.

Based in Horseshoe Bay, RCM•SAR Station 1 responds to marine emergencies in the Lower Howe Sound and English Bay area.

RCM•SAR is supported by the West Vancouver Marine Rescue Society - WVMRS. A registered charity (CRA Registration #82103 2687 RR0001) , the Society raises funds to cover the stations's operating and capital expenses.

RCM•SAR Station 1
2016 Activity Recap:
• 41 Active Volunteer Crew
• 65 Missions
• 588 Hours Rescue Boat on the Water
• 218 Training Exercises
• 5,000 Plus Person Hours at Sea