Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training with partner agencies

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training with partner agencies
Members from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee and local first responders prepare to conduct ice rescue training in Milwaukee, Feb. 28, 2016. (Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Tom Morrell) MILWAUKEE — Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducted joint ice rescue training with local agencies in Milwaukee Sunday. The Coast Guard conducted ice rescue training with members from emergency management agencies across...

Coast Guard, local agencies conduct ice rescue training in Milwaukee

Coast Guard, local agencies conduct ice rescue training in Milwaukee
Crews from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee and fire and police departments from 10 surrounding communities, conduct ice rescue drills on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, March 8, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Thomas Morrell)MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Coast Guard crews from Station Milwaukee conducted joint ice rescue training with multiple local fire and police departments in Milwaukee, Sunday. The purpose...

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit helicopter crews conduct rescue training on ice-covered Lake St. Clair

 Coast Guard Air Station Detroit helicopter crews conduct rescue training on ice-covered Lake St. Clair
LAKE ST. CLAIR — Multiple rescue helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit conducted ice rescue training on Lake St. Clair Wednesday. The unit’s aircrews, operating MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopters, are based out of Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemens, Mich., and regularly conduct training to ensure that they are always ready to respond to mariners in distress...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw crewmembers conduct weekend ice rescue training

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw crewmembers conduct weekend ice rescue training
Sault Ste. Marie – Coast Guard ice rescue team members from Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw conduct ice rescue training in Lake Munuscong, south of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Jan. 25, 2013. Coast Guard members throughout the 9th Coast Guard District have been taking advantage of opportunities to train for potential rescues on the ice after a cold spell created more ice within the region. Proper precautions...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescue training during Chicago area’s first hard freeze

Wilmette, Ill – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor took advantage of the first hard freeze griping the Chicago area to conduct ice rescue training Jan. 23, 2013. Also participating in the joint ice rescue training were members of the Wilmette Fire Department. Wilmette, Ill – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor conduct ice rescue training Jan. 23, 2013. U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard Station Two Rivers trains with Manitowac Fire Department

Coast Guard Station Two Rivers trains with Manitowac Fire Department
MILWAUKEE — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., trained with firefighters from the Manitowac Fire Department during joint-agency ice rescue training held in Manitowac, Wednesday. Station Two Rivers and the Manitowoc Fire Department teamed up for what will be ongoing ice rescue training. “This is the first of many training days with the local fire departments,” said...

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training

Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training
Milwaukee – Members of Coast Guard Station Milwaukee took advantage of the the ice conditions at McKinley Marina on Tuesday to conduct ice rescue training.  The Coast Guard trains for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. Ice rescue team members from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee discuss a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina...

Coast Guardsman continues career with re-enlistment during ice rescue training

Coast Guardsman continues career with re-enlistment during ice rescue training
DETOUR VILLAGE, Mich. — A San Diego native and 11-year veteran re-enlisted in the Coast Guard Thursday while the crew of the cutter she is currently assigned to was conducting ice rescue training, as the ship was moored in Detour Village. Petty Officer 1st Class Erin Hunter is a health services technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot icebreaker homeported in Cheboygan,...

Coast Guard men and women train for ice rescue

by Petty Officer 1st Class John Masson. For Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class William Phillips, it might have been tempting to simply turn up the thermostat inside Station Oswego, N.Y., and wait for winter to go away. After all, this is the 28-year-old Tennessean’s first tour in the northern United States, and it’s a lot colder on the Great Lakes than at stations in Galveston, Texas, and Tybee...