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Auxiliary Volunteers

 

WHAT CAN I DO?

After 9-11, many of us asked, how can
we help? Now, more than ever, the
Coast Guard and the volunteers of the
Coast Guard Auxiliary, need
your assistance.

The following will be of great aid:

 1. Be aware of your surroundings and
  report any suspicious or unusual
  activities to the Coast Guard on VHF
  Channel 16 or 9, or by calling the NYPD
  Harbor Unit at (718) 993-0950.
  (If there is an actual emergency you
  can also call 911). 

 2. Have everyone on your boat wear a
  life jacket (PFD) to show their support
  for the Team Coast Guard men and
  women on patrol.

 3. File a Float Plan to let your loved
  ones know when to expect your return
  and what to do in case of emergency.
  Visit the FloatPlanCentral website, a
  service of the U.S. Coast Guard
  Auxiliary, to download and fill out a
  Float Plan. 

 4. Consider joining the Coast Guard
  Auxiliary and put yourself, and your
  boat, to work in support of the Coast  
  Guard!
 

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 HOW DO I JOIN?

Any US Citizen, over the age of 17
who has never had a felony conviction
is eligible to join the Coast Guard
Auxiliary. Although facility ownership
(i.e. boat, airplane, or radio
transmitter) is welcomed, it is not
required.

If you are looking for a new adventure,
while at the same time, can commit the
time,and wish to assist your country
in this time of need, email us and we
will contact you to discuss your
current skills and future involvement
plan.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We are a small but highly trained
and extremely active Flotilla
located twenty minutes from Manhattan
in NE Bergen County, New Jersey. Our
members are from all walks of life.
We have teachers, lawyers, tradesman,
technology professionals, and even law
enforcement personnel on board. We are
of all age groups and have diverse
ethnicity.
Auxiliary Members in Action

WHAT DO WE DO?

Our members regularly participate in
Coast Guard Operations -- from doing
office work at CG Stations to going on
Patrols to assist our fellow boaters in
distress. Our members also assist the
Coast Guard by teaching Safe Boating
Classes and conducting Vessel
Examinations.

Auxiliarist Teaching Knot Tying 

 WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

Increase your knowledge of boating
safety while you serve your community,
and help safeguard our country. We offer
special instruction in navigation,
meteorology, communications and search
and rescue. Gain the practical skills
that will make you a valued U.S.C.G.
Auxiliary member and find new ways to
enhance your boating pleasure.

Knot over Post VHF Radio