|Record #: NIA8055
||Last Modified: 03 May 2013
||Last Full Update: 03 May 2013
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Description||Founded in 1988, the Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit (GAMRU) is best known for its dedication to on-the-lake rescue service for the protection of people bordering and using Southwestern Lake Ontario. |
GAMRU members are volunteers that make up a Unit within the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA). The Unit provides 24-hour on call rescue service throughout the boating season (Apr-Oct).
Based at Foran's Marina in Grimsby, GAMRU's dedicated area is from Fifty Point Marina in Stoney Creek to Port Dalhousie in St Catharines, but can be sent anywhere in Lake Ontario if the need arises. In the last eight years GAMRU has responded to over 100 search incidents.
GAMRU presently has two vessels:
A rigid hulled inflatable Mark 5 with twin Yamaha 90 horsepower outboard engines, and
A 34-foot steel hulled cutter powered by twin 317 horsepower diesel engines.
|Hours||Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and up|
|Application||Go to Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit Membership for details on membership.|
|Fees||Membership - $75/one time only|
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||Grimsby|
|Intersection||Ontario St and Olive St|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 133 |
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G6
|Crisis Phone||Marine Emergency Toll free 1-800-267-7270|
|Primary Contact||Jim White, Secretary; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Ralph Fitzgerald, President/Unit Leader; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Executive||Terry Rossi, Deputy Unit Leader; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Service Level||(51) Non Profit Charity|
|Funding||GAMRU receives no funding from any level of government except for reimbursement of fuel costs during search and rescue operations or taskings. |
All other operating costs are supported by voluntary contributions.
Registered Charity # 136729670RR0001
|Subjects||Boats ; Safety|