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2016 Spring D-Train

District Training Conference Boasts Training for All Skill Levels

Thu, 21 Jan 16   Posted by: Robert Stronach
D-Train Session
Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in District Nine’s Eastern Region have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills at the Spring D-Train.

With something for all skill levels and interests, the district training conference takes place March 17-20 at the Clarion Hotel Marina and Conference Center in Dunkirk, NY. The bulk of the training sessions are on Saturday, March 19. (Brochure with registration information.)

Auxiliarists can take advantage of getting updates in a number of roles, complete mandated training courses, become certified in First Aid/CPR, or take a flotilla leadership class.

In fact, there is something for everyone:
  • Latest updates for vessel examiners, boating safety program visitors, public education officers.
  • First Aid class and Adult/Child CPR & AED course.
  • Flotilla Leadership Course.
  • 4-hour Team Coordination Training (TCT).
  • Aviation Safety Training.
  • “Coastie” Certification Training.
  • Incident Management Class.
  • Mandated Training Classes (influenza, ethics 1, civil rights awareness, preventing suicide, sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention, security fundamentals, protecting personal information).
  • Computer and Technology update.
  • Writing Award Recommendations.
  • How to Conduct an Investigation.
  • Fingerprint/Citizenship Verifier.
  • Paddle Craft Safety.
  • Surface Operations (Coxswain/Crew Briefing).
  • Honor Guard training.
  • Producing a Newsletter.
  • How to Take Good and Approved Photos.
  • Know Your Uniform.

And there’s more:

  • ID Photos and Uniform Challenge.
  • District Store (credit cards accepted).
  • Friday “Fun Night” (includes buffet dinner).
  • Saturday Awards Luncheon.
  • Saturday Formal Banquet.