Recruits practise removing an “Oscar” from the water during a recent Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 60 Comox rescue exercise. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Recruits practise removing an “Oscar” from the water during a recent Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 60 Comox rescue exercise. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 60 Comox in recruitment mode

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 60 Comox is looking for new recruits.

The rescue group is hosting a series of open houses at the Comox Marina, Aug. 8, 15 and 22, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Are you fit, have boating experience, possess a PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator Card), and a desire to help other mariners?

Are you able to make the significant time commitment to attend the intensive training program and be on call at least five days a month?

Then consider joining the crew of volunteer Marine Search and Rescue specialists. The first year is the heaviest commitment as you must be trained before you can be considered as ‘Competent Crew’ on the rescue vessels.

For more information on all the class commitments, email rcmsarstation60comox@shaw.ca, or come out to the aforementioned open houses.

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