The Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit (BARU) is a member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA), operating out of Presqu'ile Marina in Brighton. BARU is tasked out on marine search & rescue missions by the Joint Rescue Command Centre (JRCC) Central & Arctic Region, CFB Trenton. We also work closely with 424 Squadron, CFB Trenton, the Municipality of Brighton, and other CCGA units.
BARU is 100% volunteer operated. We currently have over 20 members consisting of both crew and land based support positions, as well as a volunteer Board of Directors.
We currently operate a thirty foot, twin screw boat "Brighton Rescue" and a ten foot rigid inflatable during rescue operations, which are on call 24/7 during the regular boating season. For marine search and rescue services call the Canadian Coast Guard on VHF Channel 16 or *16 on your cell phone, or Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at 1-800-267-7270.
For additional information about BARU, please call 613-475-3030 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.