COMRA Marine Rescue Association
The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary unit COMRA Marine Rescue Association is a dedicated Marine Search and Rescue team covering the waters of Lake Ontario in the Durham Region. The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is a major player in Canada's national search and rescue (SAR) response network. Annually, the Auxiliary responds to approximately 25% of nearly 7000 marine SAR incidents. This translates into more than 200 lives saved each year. In 2007 to further enhance our capabilities to perform Search and Rescue in the Durham Region, COMRA Marine Rescue Association replaced our 1961 Bertram with the purchase of Peel Regional Police’s 1994 Rescue boat, thanks to a $30,600 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and internal fundraising efforts. This grant was an investment in our community’s water safety and to our volunteers who risk their lives to save others.
COMRA Marine Rescue Association is entering its 44th year of Marine Search and Rescue in the Durham Region and we are looking forward to the 2013 season. Our on water service is from April to October 24 hours a day 7 days a week, COMRA members are dedicated to saving and protecting lives in distress. In addition to their everyday jobs, auxiliarists are ready to exchange leisure, comfort and sleep for cold, wet and fatigue in a range of situations that will test their skills, strength and nerve.
Do you think you’re ready for the challenges and rewards of being a volunteer for the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary? COMRA Marine Rescue Association is currently recruiting volunteers, if you’re 18 years of age and can pass criminal records check. Apply to
or call 1-855-687-7270 you can also check out www.comra.ca for more details and fill out an online application.
Delivering the message of boating safety is a year round commitment for COMRA Marine Rescue Association and we educate the public through various community events and presentations. If your organization would like us to do a safe boating presentation please contact.
or call 1-855-687-7270
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For 25 years, it has supported the growth and vitality of communities across the province. OTF continues to strengthen the capacity of the volunteer sector through investments in community-based initiatives. For more information, please visit www.trilliumfoundation.org.