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U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
DISTRICT 1SR, DIVISION 6
Donald Lloyd, DCP-06 Betsy Blee, VCP-06
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IBEW LOCAL 1212 MEMBERS IN ACTION WITH THE USCG AUXILIARY
A TALE OF TWO AUXILIARIES
By Wayne Spivak
23 JULY 05
Coast Guard Auxiliary saves 3 by Sing Sing Prison
A US Coast Guard Auxiliary crew, in conjunction with the Fire Department’s of Ossining and Irvington, N.Y., and the New York City Police Aviation Unit rescued three people from the dark, cold waters of the Hudson River on Saturday, July 23, 2005. Click Here for details.
09 JULY 05
Auxiliary Participates In Major Inter-agency Disaster Drill
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary joined a number of local agencies on Saturday in conducting a joint emergency response drill on the Hudson River in New York. The exercise involved the simulated rescue of ferry passengers, a man overboard drill and an underwater hull search.
The USCG Auxiliary members provided perimeter security, transported "victims" to waiting units on shore, and ferried personnel and the media between vessels.” While this exercise was pre-planned, in light of this weeks terrorist attacks in London, it underscores local governments and the Coast Guard's resolve to prepare for and respond to events that may occur here in the United States", said the Director of Auxiliary for the First CG District Southern Region USCG CDR Elizabeth Young.
USCG Auxiliary Facility "Launch5" acted as mobile "incident command center", and was also the platform for the interagency divers. "The operation was seamless, its a real privilege to be involved in a drill of this magnitude with so many talented people" said Auxiliarist Greg Porteus, coxswain/owner of "Launch 5".
In addition to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, ten Westchester County fire, police and EMS agencies and seven Rockland County fire and police agencies participated. Also involved in the drill were the New York Waterways Ferry and New York State police departments.
"We conduct drills and exercises to assure the safety of all participants in the event of a disaster, whether they are the victims or the rescuers," said CDR Young.
"Today's exercise was designed so that participants who might be called to work together in the event of an incident on the Hudson River can practice their skills in a controlled environment."
Organizers said it was the first such large scale drill in the area. The exercise attracted considerable media with several area television stations videotaping the event for their newscasts.
Organizers deemed the exercise a success, noting that volunteer agencies and career response agencies successfully mustered their equipment and practiced important emergency response procedures.
Neil Sweeting, program administrator of the Westchester County Office of Emergency Management, designed the exercise.
Photos are available at http://www.auxpa.org/releases/auxaction/071005/071005-photo.html
The release is available at: http://www.auxpa.org/releases/auxaction/071005.html
07 AUG 05
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Launch 5 Boat Crew Handles
Multiple SAR Cases On the Hudson
On Sunday, August 7, 2005 the crew of Launch 5, USCG Auxiliary flotilla 67,
Ossining, New York, handled four different emergency Search And Rescue (SAR)
cases. They included a vessel hard aground, a vessel on the rocks, and two disabled
Personal Watercraft (PWC). Click HERE for details.
09 AUG 05
DIVISION 6 MEETING
The August Division Meeting was held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at Shattamuc Yacht Club.
10 SEP 05
11 OCT 05
DIVISION 6 MEETING
The October Division Meeting was held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at The Ossining boat and Canoe Club. Don Lloyd was elected Division Captain, Betsy was elected Vice Captain.
The Division thanked Dick Birgler for an outstanding two year job as Division 6 Captain.
Bob Daraio was appointed National Vessel Examination Department Division Chief, Frank Maresca will join Bob's staff as a VE Department Branch Chief.
02-05 DEC 05
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DIVISION 6 FLOTILLAS
014-06-03 (To Mahopac, N.Y.) 014-06-04 (To Verplanck, N.Y.)
014-06-05 (To Irvington, N.Y.) 014-06-66 (To Tarrytown, N.Y.)
014-06-07 (To Ossining, N.Y.) 014-06-08 (To Yonkers, N.Y.)
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