Sacramento Metro firefighters treat the Coast Guard members that were designated as the dead or injured during a drill at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, June 17, 2009. The drill simulated a collision between a C-130 Hercules aircraft, from Air Station Sacramento, and a local law enforcement helicopter. Representatives from the Coast Guard, Sacramento Metro Fire Department, Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento Sheriff's Department, FBI, and the Federal Emergency Management Association all participated in the drill. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela Manns.

“Alerting” the Coast Guard

In fiscal year 2014 the Coast Guard will deploy an enterprise wide solution to provide Coast Guard units the means to send alerts and warnings to Coast Guard members (active duty, reserve & civilian) in a quick and efficient manner. The tool, which is already being used by the Coast Guard in a limited capacity, is referred to as the Alert Warning System.