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What Can you Do When you Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

Recreational Boating Safety

We teach boating safety classes to the general public
We conduct free boat safety inspections
We monitor navigation aids on the Arkansas River to ensure that they are working properly
Maintain displays of boating safety literature at public locations around the state and at special events such as boat shows

Operations and Marine Safety

We train our members to have a high level of small boat handling skills and knowledge
We conduct boat patrols on the Arkansas River and Greer's Ferry Lake and provide assistance to boaters in distress and look for unusual activity around critical infrastructure
We assist local law enforcement in patrolling safety zones on the Arkansas River during fireworks shows in Little Rock
We provide support for local boating events such as the annual canoe race by having boats on the water to protect event participants and respond to emergencies
We assist the Coast Guard in responding to grounded vessels on the Arkansas River
We assist the Coast Guard in investigating and monitoring pollution events
We utilize HF radio systems as part of a nationwide radio communications network

Assist the Coast Guard

One flotilla member has served as a cook while underway on patrol on Coast Guard cutters in Arkansas and in the Gulf of Mexico
Qualified boatcrew members in good physical condition that have the capability of deploying for several weeks may have the opportunity to join the Coast Guard's Disaster Area Response Team.
Opportunities occasionally arise to provide support to the Coast Guard in response to major disasters such as the hurricanes or major oil spills.