Crew Highlight of the Month – October 2018

Susan Blair, station keeping at Misery Falls

Meet October’s Crew of the month, Susan Blair!

Susan has been a part of RCMSAR Station 12 for just over three years and is a dedicated member of our crew. Susan has attained her Crew level certification and is a positive and supporting member both on and off the boat. She is a proficient navigator and often assists new members with basic navigation skills. She has taken the SARnav-1 course at RCMSAR Headquarters and hopes to attend more courses in the future with RCMSAR.

Susan has dedicated almost 170 hours of sea time and 575 total hours over three years to our station. She has been on 14 missions overall and is a big support behind the scenes as well! Susan is part of our management and leadership team as station operations assistant – she is our administrative officer and takes care of organizing events such as the recruiting drive and the Polar Bear swim. Susan ran a very successful recruiting drive this year that saw us gain eight new crew and three new supporting members.

In the non SAR world, Susan works for Vancouver Coastal Health at Sechelt Hospital as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

Susan’s achievements are as follows:
MED A3
SVOP
SARnav-1
Pleasure Craft Safety Checker
Flood and Swiftwater Hazard Awareness Course
PCOC
First Aid Marine Basic
ROC-M

Bravo Zulu, Susan! You are an inspiration to women on the water!!

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