The Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit (BARU) is a registered federal charity and provincial not-for-profit organization dedicated to Saving Lives on the Water. Based out of the Bay Street Municipal Marina in Presqu’ile Bay, we have been saving lives and providing Search and Rescue services at no cost to anyone who requires assistance. In operation for over 11 years, we are entirely staffed by local volunteers and provide our services 24/7 throughout the boating season. Working with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and allied agencies including the Brighton Fire Department, 424 Squadron, OPP, Cobourg Coast Guard and Wellington Auxiliary Coast Guard, we provide on-the-water coverage to the offshore areas of the Municipality of Brighton, Township of Cramahe and portions of both the Municipality of Quinte West and Prince Edward County. In total, we provide search and rescue services covering over 1500 square kilometres including Lake Ontario from Colborne to the Murray Canal to the US border, Weller’s Bay and Presqu’ile Bay.
Donations can be made at our Go Fund Me page at the following link:
We are always looking for volunteers to join our unit. We hold weekly training sessions during the operating season and also have administrative opportunities. Persons must be reasonably fit and be willing to volunteer their time both on and off the boat. If interested contact us through the "Get Quote" button above or visit us on facebook: