Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit
|Record #: NIA8055||Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017||Last Full Update: 20 Mar 2017|
|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||Sean Coffey, 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|
|Address & Map||
447 Elizabeth St
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E7
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|Intersection||Ontario St and Olive St|
|Mailing Address||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 bordering and 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.
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 Hurricane 630 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 http://www.gamru.ca/join-us.html for details on membership.|
|Fees||Membership - $100/one time only|
|Physical Access||Not Accessible|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|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
|Meetings||Every Wednesday January to October|
|Service Categories||Emergency Rescue|