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Where the Money goes

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Here’s how you helped save lives on the water.

RCMSAR 5 are local Marine Search and Rescue volunteers operating out of Crescent Beach Marina. Crews are on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Typical Rescue equipment costs

$30 is the price of protective goggles, which improve vision during foul weather rescues
$50 pays for a strobe light, which could save the life of a crewmember swept overboard during a night rescue
$72 is the price of a helmet – essential for a crewmember racing at high speeds to a rescue
$150 pays for a utility vest, which gives a crewmember quick access to first aid and safety equipment
$400 buys a radio for fast communication between rescue crews and rescue coordinators
$500 is the price of an all-weather survival suit. A necessity for British Columbia’s freezing waters and harsh winter storms.

An average incident costs $174 in fuel and equipment wear and tear. This does not include the initial purchase of the vessel or the purchase of equipment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”” h4=”Individual Donation” shape=”square” color=”black” add_button=”top” btn_title=”Donate Now” btn_shape=”square” btn_color=”primary” btn_css_animation=”bounceInUp” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.canadahelps.org%2Fdn%2F12458||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_cta][vc_column_text]No members of RCMSAR5 or SPMRS receive any payment for their volunteer commitment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]