Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 8 - Delta
Station 8 of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) is an all-volunteer group dedicated to providing Search and Rescue to the waters around Delta, British Columbia. Trained crews stand ready to respond within minutes of being paged, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The unit has the unique distinction of being the only RCM-SAR station to operate out of a U.S. location, the Point Roberts Marina has proven to be an excellent location for quick access to the large and often weather-beaten Strait of Georgia.
The unit also delivers Boating Safety programs to the community, providing Pleasure Craft Courtesy Checks and lectures on boating safety to local groups and yacht clubs in the Delta and Point Roberts area.
The Royal Canadian Marine Search And Rescue (RCM-SAR) Station 08, Delta, BC is funded by the Delta Marine Rescue Society (DMRS), a registered non-profit charitable society formed to fund and raise funding for marine Search And Rescue operations (SAR) in local waters, and the delivery of boating safety programs specifically around Delta and its neighbouring communities. The society is partially funded by the British Columbia Direct Access community grants for public safety. In addition, the society receives partial reimbursement of fuel for training and emergency calls. The remaining funds are raised by the DMRS in the community of Delta. Your support and contributions are critical.
Want to Volunteer?
The time commitment for non-SAR volunteers is minimal, but the rewards are great, and you help provide a valuable community service.