PARA had a special visitor on Thursday when Captain Graeme Cooke joined us from 424 Transport and Rescue squadron based out of CFB Trenton. It was a very informative evening where Captain Cooke talked about RCAF SAR work in general as well as the specific training exercises we as a volunteer rescue boat do with them.
In particular he talked about the importance of beacons to help locate and save those lost either over land or in the water. He talked about ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) and EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) and the time they can save the SAR teams as they try to locate you in case of an emergency. Here is a link for more information on the Canadian Beacon Registry
It was a very interesting night and we want to thank Captain Cooke and all the folks at 424 Squadron not only for taking time to talk to us last Thursday but of course for all the great work they do to help organizations like ours train with them so we can help all the folks who go out on the lakes and oceans.