Welcome to the Flotilla 1-7, District 8CR Web Site
INFORMATION ON AVAILABLE BOATER'S SAFETY CLASSES
FREE to attend our About Boater Safety Classes.
There will be a $35.00 charge to receive the handouts and receive your State of Florida safe boating card.
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Great You Tube video about our flotilla's activites by our own Paul Shurte.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was created by an Act of Congress in 1939, and has grown to over 32,000 members who daily support the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions. We have members and units in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
National - The national staff officers are responsible, along with the Commandant, for the administration and policy-making for the entire Auxiliary.
District -The District provides administrative and supervisory support to Divisions, promotes policies of both the District Commander and National Committee. We are part of District 8CR
Division - Flotillas in the same general geographic area are grouped into Divisions. The Division provides administrative, training and supervisory support to Flotillas and promotes District & National policy. We are Division 01 in District 8CR
Flotilla - The Flotilla is the basic organizational unit of the Auxiliary and is comprised of at least 15 qualified members who carry out the day-to-day missions of "Team Coast Guard". Every Auxiliary members is part of a Flotilla. The Flotilla is the heart and soul of the Auxiliary. We are Flotilla 07 in Division 01.
The Auxiliary does vessel inspections as a courtesy for boaters. They visit boat ramps inspect and advise the boating public on required equipment the vessel must carry. A Vessel Safety sticker is issued if the boat passes this inspection
|The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention and each Coast Guard district around the nation has established a senior officer and staff to provide tight liaison and coordination between the active-duty Coast Guard and the various Auxiliary units in that district. An Auxiliary members conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist in Search and Rescue, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, provide boating safety literature to dealers, as well as many other activities related to recreational boating safety and in many inland portions of the country, where the majority of U.S. recreational boating occurs on lakes and rivers, the Auxiliary is the sole Coast Guard presence!|
But the Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watchstanders, uninspected passenger vessel inspectors, training resources for air and sea operations, numerious duties related to environmental protection and homeland security, and even as chefs! In fact, there are nearly two dozen "qualifications" open to Auxiliarists willing to put in the time and training. Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the Coast Guard!