TOWARF

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-845-8931
Crisis Phone For a Marine Emergency, call Joint Rescue Coordination Centre 
1-800-267-7270 or Coast Guard on Marine Radio Channel 16 or *16 from your mobile phone
E-Mail commander@towarf.com
Website www.towarf.com
Social Media Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/#!/towarf
Primary Contact Commander; Email: commander@towarf.com
Alternate Contact Secretary/Treasurer; Email: secretarytreasurer@towarf.com
Email Form www.towarf.com/contact.html
Site Information
Site Location Base of Navy St at Oakville Harbour east pier
Located In Community Old Oakville
Address & Map
2 Navy St
Oakville, ON L6J 2Y5
 
View Google Map
Intersection Navy St and Lakeshore Rd E
Physical Access Not Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Legal Name Town of Oakville Water-Air Rescue Force
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A volunteer Canadian Coastguard Auxiliary unit dedicated to the protection of life and property on Lake Ontario adjacent to the Oakville shoreline.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1954
Funding City / Town - Town of Oakville ; Donations
Elections Annual General Meeting in April at Oakville Town Hall
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) * approximately 70 volunteers, comprised of nine crews and administrative staff provide a marine search and rescue capability during the boating season 
* the rescue boat operates from a Navy Street slip 
* members receive year round training in search and rescue, marine radio operations, navigation, boat handling, First Aid, and CPR
Hours Crew Patrols:  
Mon-Fri 6 pm-10 pm * weekends and holidays: 12 noon-10 pm, 
Remaining Mon-Sun 24 hours service covered by Call-out-phone
Dates TOWARF patrol season is from late April to the end of Oct. * Emergency Call out service may extend into Nov.
Areas Served Oakville
Boundaries Waters of Lake Ontario (N) of water line to (S) 10nm from shore * (W) from the Petrocan Pier (Burloak Drive) to the St. Lawrence Cement Pier (E). Assistance beyond this boundary is provided at the request of the Canadian Coast Guard.
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Those interested in joining TOWARF are asked to visit the website
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Emergency Rescue ; Marine Patrols

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