Event

Title:
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre tour
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Date:
Nov 21/17 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description

Join us for a tour of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre located in the Dockyards of Esquimalt Naval Base on Tuesday, November 21st at 6 or 7 pm. There are three tours planned.  One starts at 6 pm and the other two tours start at 7 pm.  There are only 10 people allowed on each of the three tours.

JRCC Victoria is located at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and is responsible for planning, co-ordinating, controlling and conducting aeronautical and maritime search and rescue operations within Victoria's Search and Rescue Region.  In addition, JRCC co-ordinates search and rescue units' response for humanitarian incidents in accordance with national policy and regional directives.  Once JRCC is notified that a person(s) is in danger, the Search and Rescue Co-ordinator begins to organize the rescue.  Search and Rescue Co-ordinators are trained to evaluate various situations and send the most effective resources to deal with a particular incident.  In complex and major incidents many resources are often sent or tasked to assist.

The Victoria Search and Rescue consists of approximately 920,000 sq kilometres of mainly mountainous terrain of Yukon and British Columbia and 560,000 sq kilometres of the Pacific Ocean extending to approximately 600 nautical miles offshore including over 27,000 kilometres of rugged British Columbia coastline.  The pristine waters attract numerous kayakers, fly-in fishing tourists, cruise ships, and pleasure boaters.  As well, the area is served by one of the biggest shipping seaports in North America, Vancouver.  The rugged and often inaccessible terrain, severe weather and large expanses of sparsely populated areas make the Victoria Search and Rescue the most demanding region in the country.

Meet at the Dockyard Gate, located at the end of Esquimalt Road at 6:45 pm.  There is no fee for this event.

Persons attending the tour will be required to provide valid government photo identification (ie. Driver's Licence) at the Dockyard gate.

All civilian attendees will be signed in by JRCC personnel at the Dockyard Main Gate. An escort will be required at all times while on DND property.

Tours will then meet at JRCC Main Entrance, Bldg D100 Lower Level (around the corner from New Wave Cafe).

Please contact Barbara McDougall,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if interested in joining us.  

Maximum number of participants is 10.