Chief Petty Officer Dennis Amerson, fire chief at the Coast Guard Fire Department at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, talks to the fire team on the radio during a drill at the yard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg. Written by Lt. j.g. Stephen Henderson, Yard Facilities management department.
On the evening of Nov. 5, an apartment building in downtown Juneau, Alaska, caught fire. The historic four-story structure was ablaze and the flames quickly grew, endangering nearby buildings in the surrounding area. The entire Capital City Fire/Rescue department responded and all available volunteer firefighters were called in to help contain the blaze. One of these responders was Ken Lawrenson, volunteer firefighter and Coast Guard fishing vessel safety program coordinator.
PHILADELPHIA – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew and a Philadelphia Marine Police safe boat crew conduct a tactical turn during training in the Delaware River near Philadelphia Dec. 11, 2009. The two agencies work closely with each other on training, search and rescue and port security for the Port of Philadelphia. U.S. Coast Guard
Post Written by Bob Hopkins “Deadliest Catch” film-crewmembers received Coast Guard training in preparation for filming the popular Discovery Channel reality show that covers the dangerous king crab fishery in Alaska. The film-crewmembers received survival suit, life raft and flare training combined with drills in the pool. The crew will be embedded with the Coast