Flotilla 9-4 Member Training

Member News and Information 
To post an authorized item on this page, send it to the Communications Services Officer.

External & Internal Public Affairs & Publications Release Authority
This document provides guidance on appropriate release authority for media and member communications. It applies to all members of the National Staff. Guidance is provided for Districts, Divisions and Flotillas as well. Release is defined as any communication intended to be published by media, in a member communication, video/audio, photo or other image distributed by printing or electronic means.

On-line Training 
Five training items that are mandatory and have, in the past, been presented to members is a classroom environment are now available on-line and each member is responsible for completing the training themselves. Click here to get more information.

New Member Information
The Uniform Procurement Guide is designed to give Auxiliarists the latest in-depth OFFICIAL policy and information covering uniform garments, sources of supply, ordering procedures, helpful size charts, prices, and whom to contact for assistance when purchasing garments. The GUIDE contains complete information on what uniforms to order and how to wear the Operational Dress Uniform correctly.
New Member uniform requirements with estimated price and web location where the item can be purchased.

Do You Know Auxiliary Protocol and Courtesy Guidelines?
WASHINGTON - The winter season marks the time of year when most Auxiliary units are holding their Change-of-Watch ceremonies. Often, these events are attended by Coast Guard and other military personnel. Knowing proper protocols and courtesies is essential to making these functions a success.

The "H" Department ( offers a "Guide to Protocol and Courtesy for Auxiliary Units and Auxiliarists" that provides excellent insight on such customs as saluting, flag etiquette, invitations, receiving lines, and seating charts.

The Coast Guard Public Affairs Style Book 2009
The purpose of this information is to standardize the use of words, phrases, titles, names, etc., that are frequently written in Coast Guard releases, captions and stories. The information should be used in conjunction with the most current version of the Associated Press Stylebook. The AP Stylebook does NOT take precedence over the Coast Guard Stylebook. For conflicting items always use the Coast Guard Stylebook.

PRESS RELEASE - What if you call 911 and no one ever answers?
Starting February 1, 2009 that is exactly what will happen for boaters who have the older model EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) that transmit a distress alert on 121.5 MHz or 243 MHz. Click here to read the entire press release.
FEMA Tests

All Ops qualified members are required to take FEMA training IC100, and IC700. These courses must be completed by all boat crew trainee's before being scheduled for a QE. All coxswains are required to complete IC 100, IC 200, IC 700 and IC 800. To take a course click on the appropriate link below.

IS-100b Introduction to Incident Command System Revised10/12/2010
IS-200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents Revised 8/12/2010
IS-700a NIMS An Introduction Revised 12/22/2008
IS-800b National Response Framework, An Introduction 2/4/2008
Once you have received an email from FEMA verifying that you successfully passed the test, send a copy of the email to the FSO-IS who will ensure it gets recorded in AUXDATA.