Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit
|Record #: NIA8055||Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021||Last Full Update: 13 Jan 2021|
|Office Phone||905-945-3087 (Office not staffed. Please use email)|
|Crisis Phone||Marine Emergency Toll free 1-800-267-7270 or * 16 on a mobile device|
|Primary Contact||Matt Tulk, Membership; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Bob Gordon, President/Unit Leader; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Executive||Doug Mepham, Deputy Unit Leader; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||Grimsby|
|Intersection||Ontario St and Olive St|
|Mailing Address||c/o GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue
PO Box 133
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G6
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||A Unit that is best known for its dedication to on-the-lake rescue service for the protection of people using Southwestern Lake Ontario.
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.
GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue volunteers respond to rescue calls in western Lake Ontario, serving communities along the south shore from bases in Fifty Point and Grimsby although crews can be sent anywhere in Lake Ontario if the need arises. In the last ten years GAMRU has responded to over 170 search incidents.
GAMRU presently has two vessels:
A rigid hulled inflatable Hurricane 630 with twin 90 horsepower outboard engines donated by Honda Canada Foundation, 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 http://www.gamru.ca/join-us.html for details on membership.|
|Fees||Membership - $100/one time only|
|Physical Access||Not Accessible|
|Legal Status||(51) Registered Charity|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Donations ; GAMRU receives no sustaining funding for operations from any level of government except for a per-hour reimbursement from the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary while on approved rescue operations.
Registered Charity # 136729670RR0001
|Meetings||Every Wednesday January to October|
|Service Categories||Emergency Rescue|