Coast Guard personnel take part in an Incident Command System training exercise at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell.

Always Ready – An innovative approach to ICS training

Recognizing the unique challenges in not only training but preparing personnel to be a part of a response, experienced, qualified ICS coaches from the U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team, Atlantic Strike Team and First Coast Guard District Incident Management Team assembled at Sector Boston to provide a two-day interactive workshop centered on ICS training and obtaining ICS postion specific qualifications.

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TRAIN: A ‘how-to’ guide for succeeding at any assessment

Afloat Training Group San Diego recently was on board Coast Guard Cutter Mellon from Seattle for their Command Assessment of Readiness and Training. CART is an overall assessment of the cutter’s on board training teams and its materiel and administrative readiness for operations and training. ATG San Diego had the opportunity to see how the ship’s crew prepared for the assessment, implemented necessary changes and succeeded with minimal discrepancies. While ATG usually goes on board cutters to assess, train and give recommendations for improvements, this time we learned a few things from Mellon’s crew we’d like to share with the fleet!