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Division 2 Of District 13
ODU SLEEVES ARE TO BE WORN DOWN IN SECTOR PUGET SOUND EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 2015
Scheduled Division 2 Member Training Classes
Division 2 is proud to announce the following Member Training Classes:
On-Going - Auxiliary Mandated Training - All members are required to complete 10 mandated training classes (8 general subject classes and ICS 100 and ICS 700) - those who have been in for less than one year need to complete all classes by the end of their first year, those who have been in for more than one year need to complete all classes by 1 January 2016. You can complete the classes on line, in a classroom, and also by view video presentations. Links to all of the on line and video classes and additional information in on the National Web Site at this location.
Starting 22 October - Auxiliary Specialty Course - Seamanship or AUXSEA is one of the core courses in for the AUXOP designation. AUXSEA covers boating terms, boat construction, maintenance, engines marlinspike seamanship, boat handling, rendering assistance, navigation rules, anchoring, duties, and manners. The course will take 7 weeks beginning Thursday night 22 October in the Coho Room at 1900. It will not meet on 22 November (Thanksgiving day). The closed book final test will be on 10 December. Course facilitators will be Mike Brough, Kelly Garber, Terrance Hooper, and Garrison Bromwell.
31 October - Team Coordination Training or TCT is required at least every 5 years for all members involved in surface operations (Crew, Coxswain, and PWC) and other activities such as Food Service. The initial TCT course is also the 5th year course and takes 4 hours.
Division 2 will offer a 4 hour TCT class on Saturday 31 October beginning at 0900 in the Coho Room (next to the Galley) on the Coast Guard Base. Uniform of the day is ODU (or civilian attire).
9 January 2016 (Morning) - New Member Orientation is our quarterly introduction to the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Come and learn what the Auxiliary is about and what some of the expectations, duties and rewards are. You'll also meet member from the various Flotillas in Division and see the various common uniforms. Assistance will be provided so you can complete the maze of paper work needed to become a member. Be sure to enter your Email when you sign up so we can send you additional information. Class will be in the Coho Room on the base next to the Galley at 0900 on 9 Jan 2016. Facilitators will include officers and senior members of the Division.
9 January 2016 (Afternoon) - Vessel Examiner Course - Become a vessel examiner, this introductory session will show you how to examine a boat, fill out the paperwork, and account for your time. You'll also find out how and where to take the on-line open book exam and set up contacts so you can complete the mentored exams necessary for the qualification. Course will meet on 9 Jan 2016 in the Coho room at 1300. Facilitator will be Jim Ehnborn.
YOU MUST REGISTER ON LINE FOR ANY OF THESE CLASSES. THE REGISTRATION FORM AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLASSES IS LOCATED ON OUR SIGN UP PAGE LOCATED HERE ON A NON-AUXILIARY WEB SITE.
Opportunities To Serve
Sector Puget Sound jobs for members of the Auxiliary -
Sector Puget Sound has requested assistance from the Auxiliary in several clearly defined job areas, mostly in the Marine Sciences field. Additional information and an handy "interest" form are on the District 13 web site (log in is required).
Advanced ICS Training
Incident Command System (ICS) Classes through the City of Seattle
Seattle City Light and the Department of Transportation are offering several sessions of both ICS 300 and ICS 400 during the year. You can find their announcement on the ICS Course page.
Boating Education Classes
Interested in taking a boating education class? Want to meet the requirements of the Washington Boater Education law (required by everyone 59 or younger in 2014), or find out more about boating safety or boating education in general?
Use our handy class finder!
Members--use the class finder if you are interested in helping teach, if you need a class to become Basically Qualified (BQ) or to meet the basic boating education requirements of the Boat Crew Program.
Vessel Safety Checks
Get a free Vessel Safety Check - a qualified Auxiliarst will check your boat for compliance with the applicable federal and state requirements in this free program. This isn't a law enforcement action - the examiner can't report any problems to law enforcement. Be safe, get a Vessel Safety Check and display the sticker proudly!
If you are in the Seattle area, fill out this form to request an appointment to have a local examiner contact you. If you are out of the Seattle area, use the national Vessel Examiner locator to find an examiner near you.
Have fun, be safe, and think about joining us!