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PARA Marine Search & Rescue Volunteers go through extensive training year-round. Training guidelines are provided by the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and is complimented by the experience of our Coxswains and invited Instructors. Our training is comprehensive, ranging from basic seamanship to shipboard evolutions of towing and navigation.  Our training department organizes training sessions to refine our skills in:

  • Communications and Logs
  • Personal Equipment and Safety
  • Navigation Basics and Advanced including electronic navigation
  • Marine First Aid
  • Towing Evolutions
  • Dewatering and Damage Control
  • Person in the Water / Man Overboard
  • Helicopter and Aircraft Operations
  • Search Patterns
  • Collision Regulations (Rules of the Road)
  • Marine Weather

Training is also conducted through exercises with our SAR partners including Durham Regional Police Marine Units, Toronto Police Marine Units, Department of National Defence (DND),  Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and other CCG Auxiliary units on the lake.

We also maintain an active relationships with the Frenchman’s Bay Squadron of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) and encourage our members to leverage their training programs in VHF Radio Communications and Seamanship.