For On-Water Emergency:

  • Channel 16 - VHF Radio
  • Dial *16 - Cell Phone
  • 1-800-267-7270 - JRCC
  • Dial 911 - Local EMS

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Commander:   Norm Dashwood Email the Commander
Executive Officer: Zach Walters Email the Executive Officer
Operations Officer:   Scott Wolfe Email the Operations Officer
Training Officer:   Andrew Watts Email the Training Officer
Treasurer:   David Thorpe Email the Treasurer
Public Relations Officer:   Sheila Lindsey Email the PR Officer
Secretary:   Amber Dashwood Email the Secretary


Some of our executive board members also fulfill roles to facilitate the unit’s affiliation with the
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary:
Norm Dashwood:
Zach Walters:
Scott Wolfe:
Unit Leader
Deputy Unit Leader
Unit Training Admin



Welcome to POCOMAR! We are lucky to live on the Great Lakes where many of us ‘play’. Boating is one of the privileges we enjoy just by living where we do. Sometimes, and for any number of reasons, the fun of going out on Lake Erie turns to potential tragedy and that’s when POCOMAR and its volunteer members prove their value.

We are a group of ordinary folk, with families and ordinary jobs. We enjoy our own social lives, but when called, we choose to go out on Lake Erie to assist our fellow boaters when they are left with no other option than to call for ‘Help’. We have two well equipped and specialised Search and Rescue vessels. We have well trained and competent crews. We also have fun outside of the very serious business of saving lives. If you are a boater who wants to go that extra mile, receive some excellent training, and become a part of a volunteer rescue unit that offers professional assistance to those in distress out on Lake Erie, perhaps you should consider contacting POCOMAR and asking how you can join us. If you’re serious, if you can commit, then we want you to be a part of this great unit.

Andrew Watts
Past Commander
Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary Rescue