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TOWARF

Town of Oakville Water Air Rescue Force

VOLUNTEERS SAVING LIVES ON WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO SINCE 1954
Supported by the Town of Oakville and Local Boaters
Unit # 008 of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

2014 Patrol Season

April 26th to October 31st

TOWARF is a Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit and provides marine search and rescue service with the primary goal of saving lives at risk in Western Lake Ontario.  Started in 1954 by Oakville then Police Chief Fred Oliver in partnership with the local boating community, TOWARF has been patrolling the waters off Oakville ever since. With more than 75 trained volunteers, TOWARF is on duty 32 hours a week and on call 24/7 to the Rescue Centre and Halton Regional Police Service during the boating season.

MARINE EMERGENCY CONTACTS:
  • Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre 1 800 267 7270 
  • Prescott Coast Guard Radio Marine Radio Channel 16 or *16 on a Cellular Phone
  • TOWARF monitors Marine Radio Channels 16 and 68 during patrol hours and is on call 24/7 to the Rescue Centre and Halton Regional Police Service

VOLUNTEERS SAVING LIVES ON WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO SINCE 1954
Supported by the Town of Oakville and Local Boaters
Unit # 008 of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

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