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ISS4 2017

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Base Cleveland holds ICS training Coast Guard Ninth District's Base Cleveland hosted Incident Command System training in April to ensure they are prepared when disaster strikes. "The value of ICS becomes clear when we mobilize to respond to an incident, especially one that no one could have imagined, such as Hurricane Sandy or the Deepwater Horizon oil spill," said Capt. Martha LaGuardia, senior reserve officer for the Ninth District. "Walking into an incident command post and knowing where to go and who to work with to lasso the chaos and bring solutions to complex real life events is just one of the many benefits of the ICS." ICS is a system designed to enable effective and efficient domestic incident management by integrating facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures and communications operating within a common organizational structure. "D9's District Response Advisory Team (DRAT) and Base Cleveland Reserve leadership combined forces to develop a challenging exercise scenario for active duty, Reserve and civilian members to work as a team," said Cmdr. John Roos, team leader for the exercise. "Reserve members led, implemented and conducted the exercise, overseeing the event from design to after-action report." An event was created to coordinate an ICS response to a vessel allusion with a submerged object on the Cuyahoga River, resulting in a discharge of 40,000 gallons of diesel. "The general idea of the operation was to test the participants planning and strategy, but in doing so they showed off their particular skill sets," said Frederick Wasco, civilian planner, Ninth District Coast Guard. Taking time to practice the skills they have been taught in exercises like these shows Cleveland's members not only say the words "Semper Paratus," they live them. "The value the Coast Guard provides to our nation and we, the Reserve, provide to the active component is evident time and time again when we are called to mobilize and augment, lending our expertise to help," said LaGuardia. — Submitted by PA3 James Connor, Ninth District Rochester Reserve crew rescues sinking family An all-reserve boat crew from Station Rochester, N.Y., rescued four people when their vessel started sinking off Rochester. The family on board the vessel ORCA called Station Rochester to let them know their pleasure craft was sinking off Braddock Bay, N.Y., two miles offshore. The two adults and two children donned their life jackets, and Station Rochester launched their RB-S and their 47-foot motor life boat (MLB). The crew of reservists aboard the RB-S, Senior Chiefs Roger Rebman and Jeffrey Schnars, Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth LaDuke and Petty Officer 3rd Class Omar Rivera, arrived on scene. Rebman and Rivera jumped aboard the ORCA and assisted the master of the vessel with starting the dewatering pump, as well as damage control around the shaft to slow flooding. The family was transferred to the RB-S, while the active duty crew aboard the MLB towed the vessel to a yacht club in Rochester. — Submitted by Chief Brad Wilcox, Station Rochester Senior Chief Petty o fficer Roger Rebman and Petty o fficer 3rd Class o mar Rivera work on a dewatering pump aboard an asset from the Monroe County Sheriff's o ffice. Photos courtesy of Station Rochester. Issue 4 • 2017 � RESERVIST 11

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