Operations Related Information

November 2015 NEWS:

Posted 11/15/2015

Q&A on Mandatory Training.

Q:  After January 1, 2016, is a member eligible for orders in the AOM system if they have not completed all their mandatory courses?

A:  Yes, a member will still be eligible for orders after January 1, 2016 - the reason is that AUXMT REYR implications kick in after the end of 2016 if a member has not completed their AUXMT requirements by then...and being in REYR at that point would make them ineligible for orders - as far as first-time quals are concerned after January 1, 2016, AUXMT has to be completed like any other task before qualification is granted - all put another way, the answer would be "No" if the date in the question were changed to January 1, 2017


Float Plan Central
Float plans save lives.
Green-Amber-Red (GAR-ORM) Operations Risk Management - applicable to District 8WR
Incident Command System
Incident Command System (ICS) 100 is applicable to all CG, CG Reserve and Auxiliarists.  It is NIMS compliant.
Course material & tests available through FEMA:
   ICS 100
   ICS 200
   IS    250
   ICS 700 (the National Incident Management  System (NIMS) introduction course
   IS   702
   ICS 800

Note - Members should notify Robert Haverfield, ADSO-IS when they pass a FEMA course so that he may enter it into the members training record in AuxData.  Forwarding of the passing confirmation e-mail to Robert is sufficient.  His e-mail address is  

Please remember to copy Fran Johnson - & DirAux.  E-mail information can be found on the DirAux Staff webpage.

Members may also receive credit in AuxData for completing other ICS courses by sending a copy of the certificate to Robert Haverfield & Fran Johnson.  Besides the courses listed above the following ICS courses can currently be entered into AUXDATA - ICS 005, 210, 248, 300, 300 NCG, 305, 310, 320, 339, 341, 346, 346 POS, 347, 347 PQS, 348, 348 PQS, 351, 351 PQS, 358, 400, 408, 410, 430, 430 PQS, 436, 440, 440 PQS, 450, 500, 600 and 620.
Operations (Response) National website
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Qualification Examiner (QE) - A list of QE's and information for requesting a QE is available on the Members Only webpage.  Members must log in under the Member Zone section to view the Members Only webpage.

Swim Test PQS
The latest modification of the 8WR Swim Test PQS is available here.
Sector Lower Mississippi River
   Call-out Policy - official policy for SLMR facilities.
   SAR form 7034 submission e-mail address -
Sector Upper Mississippi River Operations Policies
   Operations policies only for SUMR.
   SAR form 7034 submission e-mail address -
TCT (Team Coordination Training) -  mandatory - complete by December 31
    AUX TCT Policy Adobe Acrobat
  2017 TCT Refresher Presentation 
  2017 TCT Facilitator Resource  Adobe Acrobat
  2017 TCT Participant Reference Adobe Acrobat

 A list of 2017 Eighth Western Rivers Region TCT-AUX facilitators by division can be found here.


Operations Workshop - mandatory - complete by 01 June - Your workshop attendance must be documented in AuxData on or before 01 June or you will fall into REWK status and your certification will be suspended.
This means that you will not be able to get orders either as crew or coxswain after 01 June, if you do not take the Operations Workshop by 01 June.
   - 2017 8WR OPS Workshop Power Point:  2017 8WR Operations Workshop

   - 2017 8WR OPS Supplemental Power Point - Members should review on their own. 2017 Operational Supplemental  

Facility Operation by Non-owner

A blank template to designate non-owner facility operation can be found here as a word document.or here as a pdf.