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Welcome to the Flotilla 4-9, District 11SR Web Site

 
 

Welcome Aboard!

We are the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary's Flotilla  114-04-09 proudly serving the West San Fernando Valley Area. Our members live in the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles, and other out of area cities. We hope that you enjoy your visit and hope that you would like learn more about us by coming to one of our no obligation free meetings. 

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the trained, uniformed, civilian component of the Coast Guard. We are a force multiplier, and nationally we have about 31,000 members who volunteer millions of hours annually assisting the Coast Guard fulfill its mission. Our primary mission is public education, teaching recreational boating safety, and assisting the Coast Guard in time of emergency. We are known as the “Volunteer Life Savers” performing many hours of on the water safety and security patrols on local lakes and in coastal waters assisting and educating the boating public on and off the water. By law we are not permitted to use or be around guns and are not involved in any law enforcement or military activities. Everyone in the Auxiliary needs to be trained before he or she can participate in the specific job(s) of their choice. Our training is quite extensive and is conducted in class rooms and online. Once we have successfully passed a proficiency test in the skill(s) of our choice we are fully allowed to participate. The following is a sample list of the type of free training available to our members: Boat Crewman, Vessel Safety Examiner, Communications, Navigation, Aids to Navigation Verifier, Trainer, Chef, and many more.

It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to ensure that all citizens, regardless of race, gender, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical or mental disability have an equal opportunity to become a member of this organization. People from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests are welcome and encouraged to join the Auxiliary to work side by side with us as we serve the boating public.

Furthermore, you can be involved as much or as little as you choose. You will be involved in events that are completely different from your daily life that are interesting, exciting, extremely rewarding, and most of all very enjoyable. You will be making a difference in someone’s life. I urge you to come and “check us out”. You and your friends are cordially invited to attend one of our monthly meetings. There is no fee or obligation. We meet on the first Wednesday night of the month at 6:30 P.M. in the Training Room of the:

Van Nuys FlyAway
7610 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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For addition information please go to the page “About Flotilla 4-9” and feel free to contact anyone listed on the page. Once again thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

Sincerely,


Orrei Barasch
Flotilla Commander

                                           Semper Paratus