Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Prince Rupert Marine Search and Rescue looking for recruits
Station 64 Prince Rupert, is on a recruiting drive for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue service that stands by ready to lend assistance when it's requested.
They are holding an information session from 5:30-6:30 PM on Thursday, June 13th at the Prince Rupert Curling Club, where members will explain the duties and requirements of those that may wish to step up and lend a hand (and some time).
Beyond the obvious requirements for those that take to the seas to lend assistance in marine emergencies, the organization is also looking for assistance with shore based activities in administration, fundraising and marine safety promotion.
Those successful applicants will begin training in the fall to take up duties with the group of volunteers currently in place.
Last year Station 64 spent nearly 500 hours on the water, both in training and responding to marine incidents.
A full review of their services can be found here, which provides some background on the work they do on the North Coast and what their requirements are in this recruiting drive.
Those who intend to take in the information session are asked to confirm their attendance by calling 250-600-0945.
You can also follow the latest developments from Station 64 from their twitter feed or on their facebook page.
The Northern View outlined some points on the Search and rescue recruitment posting this item to their website on June 12th.
CFTK outlined the recruiting efforts with this item (video) and this item posted to their website on June 13th.