Not only does U.S. Coast Guard Station Fairport, ensure the safety of all of our local boaters, but their friendly canine friends as well.
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Not only does U.S. Coast Guard Station Fairport, ensure the safety of all of our local boaters, but their friendly canine friends as well.
Station Fairport bid farewell to BM2 Travis Fields and BM2 Ethan King. Both members are reservists that volunteered for the Summer active duty assignment at Fairport Harbor and Ashtabula aiding in our busy boating season.
While not on active duty, both attend Liberty University in Virginia. Since both members are Coast Guard reservists, they spend one weekend every month at Coast Guard Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach; There they maintain their skill sets and stay Semper Paratus.
We thank them for all their help and wish the best of luck with all their proceeding endeavors.
Earlier this month, we had the great opportunity in conducting helo operations training with US Coast Guard Air Station Detroit.
Helo Ops play a crucial role in Coast Guard operations. Conducting this training enhances our ability to conduct prompt and safe MEDEVAC’s. 🚁
Happy International Dog Day from U.S. Coast Guard Station Fairport! 🐕
Station Fairport has a long history of Coast Guard Station Dogs.
The first dog that joined Station Fairport was Elwood or “Woody” between the years of 1980-1991.
After Woody, the crew at the time had Lucky between the years of 1991-1999.
Storm joined the station, spring of 2015 and has been here for his entire 8 years!
In remembrance of station Fairport’s past K9 companions, the Stations crew, past and present have honorably dedicated a memorial sight on base, in which these companions are laid to rest. These dedicated doggos being the only crew members who will never truly leave, were and are always on duty, to aid those who save with wet kisses, and fuzzy hugs.
On August 4th, U.S. Coast Guard Station Fairport celebrated the Coast Guard’s 233rd birthday by having a moral day for the entire crew and their families!
Bravo Zulu to the crew for creating another successful Coast Guard Day!
Happy 233rd birthday, U.S. Coast Guard! 🎉 ⚓ 🇺🇸
Today, the celebrates its members and their honorable contributions, past and present, to serving our Nation for 233 years.
United by the core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty, the Coast Guard we celebrate today consists of service members and civilians from diverse backgrounds, each bringing their unique perspectives and strengths.
Since 1790, America’s Maritime Guardians have been steadfast in their commitment to service. From saving lives to protecting our Nation’s waterways and maritime interests, the Coast Guard remains always ready.
How will you be celebrating today? 🙌
Operation Turtle Rescue has commenced!
Today Tot, a Midland Painted Turtle, was found stuck on Coast Guard Ashtabula property by members of the unit when returning from underway.
The crew of Ashtabula safety recovered little Tot, making sure all digits stayed clear of danger and was soon released back near water, away from busy roads and this time, right side up!
Fact! Midland Painted turtles are the most wide spread turtles in North America and
can live up to 35-40 years!
Crews of Station Fairport and Ashtabula conducting tow training!
Our stations stay consistent with underway training so that we can stay ￼proficient in our abilities to save and assist others!
This past month Station Fairport said our farewell’s to two huge pieces of our unit. Newly advanced BM1 Durfey and BM1 Reaser!
BM1 Durfey has been here for the last 4 years playing a massive role in this units day to day operations. BM1 arrived as a BM2 and obtained qualifications as an Officer Of The Day, Boarding Officer, Ice Rescuer, 45 RBM and 29 RBS Coxswain. This month BM1 Durfey advanced into his position as Petty Officer 1st Class! BM1 Durfey departed Station Fairport and will be serving on the Coast Guard Cutter Alert, located in Astoria, Oregon!
BM1 Reaser has been at the unit for 2 years as a qualified 45 RBM and 29 RBS Coxswain, Boarding Officer, Officer Of The Day, and Ice Rescuer. BM1 also advanced from 2nd class to Petty Officer 1st Class during his time here! Leaving station Fairport, BM1 Reaser will be reporting to our next door unit neighbors, Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, located in Cleveland, Ohio!
BM1 Durfey and BM1 Reaser, we’ll miss having you here at the station! Good luck at your new units! Fair winds and following seas!
Happy 4th of July from U.S. Coast Guard Station Fairport and Ashtabula! Today we celebrate 247 years of independence! We are proud to raise our National ensign as a symbol of freedom.
While we are excited to see everyone celebrating today, we’d like to take the time to remind boaters to ensure they are taking precautions and staying safe on the water.
• Wear your life vests while on the water and be aware of your surroundings
•Emergency flares are not fireworks
• Notify friends or families of when you’ll be out on the water or leave them a float plan
• Have fun and enjoy your holiday responsibly
Life vests save lives! On 6/17/23 a bystander called 911 to report a capsized vessel and the crew out at Station Ashtabula responded immediately! On arrival our crew found two adults, one teen, and a child all in the water. Luckily everyone was wearing properly fitting life jackets. The vests kept them above water and made it quick and easy to spot them. Keep yourself safe on the water this summer and remember your life jackets!
Third party photos are from Jess Bianco!
Sept 2nd USCG Fairport had a sports day, with the crew playing football as well as basketball, bringing in a friendly competition with the teams.
Happy 231st birthday USCG!
August 4th at USCG Station Fairport we celebrated with a barbecue, volleyball, slip n slides, and corn hole. Thank you CS2 for the awesome BBQ and thank you to retired MasterChief White and his family for the delicious cake.
Officer In Charge change of command CG station Fairport
Coast Guard Station Fairport Conducts thousands of hours of training annually to ensure that all members are ready to answer the call for duty at any moment, in the pictures below you can see station personnel LTJG Neff, BM3 E. Willams, BM3 Carrigan, BM3 Watt, and SN Ramos
Thank you for your hard work Petty Officer Third class Stroh while aboard Station Fairport our member achieved thousands countless amounts of underway hours. Thank you for your devotion to duty and dedication to Station Fairport. Good luck on your future endeavors shipmate.
The Station Fairport crew were proud to host the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard today. Along with the MCPOCG, the crew had a unique opportunity to also meet with the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve, the Atlantic Area Command Master Chief and the Sector Buffalo Command Senior Chief.
Congrats to BM2 Williams for earning the STA Fairport Sailor of the Quarter award!
District 9 presents new boater Part 2! The seasons may have changed but planning, preparation, and safety is relevant all year!
Admiral Karl Schultz
He was supposed to be in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Instead, LT Michael Day helped coordinate the largest maritime evacuation in human history. After the World Trade Center collapsed, more than 500,000 people fled lower Manhattan, launching a rescue effort that involved virtually every part of the tightknit maritime community in New York. Now, CAPT Day is serving on my team. His actions, and the actions of all first responders, ensure we will never forget.
U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes
Has social distancing inspired your to get a boat and start a new hobby? Don't dive in head first without educating yourself on safety precautions to ensure you and others make it home!
When you buy a boat, you should:
-Label the boat and equipment with your name and contact info
-Familiarize yourself with the area you are planning to explore (including weather, tides, obstructions, local regulations, warnings and signs)
-Get a Coast Guard-approved lifejacket (and wear it!)
Last week, members from across the U.S. Coast Guard celebrated the 230th birthday of the Service, and it all started in . Check out U.S. Coast Guard New York's tribute to Coast Guard Day.
Did you know that the Coast Guard has its own App? See the video below for details and download it today!
Overview of Coast Guard mobile application for boating safety for Android operating systems. U.S. Coast Guard video. Available for download starting May 16, ...
Bravo Zulu to the crew of Station Fairport, who quickly responded to a boat fire and safely recovered 4 persons from the water. All persons were luckily wearing life jackets at the time of the fire and were able to quickly abandon ship.
Remember that adult-sized life jackets will not work for children. To work correctly, a life jacket must be worn, fit snugly, and not allow the child’s chin or ears to slip through. Additional information on lifejackets can be found at https://uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/life-jacket-wear-wearing-your-life-jacket.php
Station Fairport is reminding all recreational boaters to properly secure their gear and floats and to notify the Coast Guard should they drift from shore. Unmanned and adrift floats such as this unicorn can create search and rescue cases for our stations when there is no real distress.
We at Coast Guard station Fairport/Ashtabula want to promote safe boating with addressing distracted boating, here are some ways that we recommend to combat distracted boating
- Always have a sober operator
- As shown below you post multiple look outs to avoid danger as shown below by the 45RBM Crew: Senior Chief Skinner, Petty Officer Birt, Petty Officer Fields, SN Kelley
- familiarize yourself with the local navigational charts/maps to best avoid potential danger situations
-pass knowledge to your crew that will be underway with you and help them become better Mariners like yourself :) As shown below by Senior Chief Skinner as he instructs/demonstrated how to work lines safely, other great valuable knowledge about safe boating to SN Kelley
Below is a link to what is the latest boating accident Coast Guard Station Fairport/Ashtabula responded to
As always have a great Coast Guard Day
Coast Guard Station Fairport/Ashtabula 🇺🇲
We at Coast Guard Station Fairport/Ashtabula have been on the front lines during the Covid-19 outbreak, we are always training, maintaining and operating. In the pictures below you will see Petty Officer Gustin, Petty Officer Stroh, Petty Officer Sealy, SN Ramos wearing anti exposure coveralls which help in the event of cold water immersion the water temperature rarely reaches above 77 degrees in Lake Erie, we encourage dressing for the proper weather conditions.
Boating Season is right around the corner, marina are opening and boats are being put back in the water, Station Fairport/Ashtabula routinely responds to disabled vessels which consist of vessels which have run out of gas or other maintenance or mechanical issues, we encourage everyone to keep up with their vessels maintenance and inspect your vessel before getting underway
If any questions feel free to contact us on here or contact our non emergency line 440-352-3112
If it is a (Emergency) contact our emergency line at 440-352-3111
As the weather gets nicer, be sure to conduct checks of your boat and safety equipment prior to getting underway.
Thank you everyone who reached out and donated masks for our personal at station Fairport/Ashtabula we have enough masks for our personal, do not require any additional, thank you to the community surrounding our station for the supportive efforts, Hope everyone has a great Coast Guard Day!!
-Coast Guard Station Fairport/Ashtabula 🇺🇲
Congratulations to BM3 John Miller, recipient of CG Station Fairport’s Enlisted Person of the Year award for 2019!
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Did you know ? At below 77°F the risk of immersion hypothermia in North America is nearly universal during most of the year especially through out the great lakes due to the temperatures of the water being below 77°F all year long 😲 we at Coast Guard Station Fairport Strive to promote safe water/ice practices all year long. Here are a few good tips while out on the water/ice:
WEAR A PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE (LIFE JACKET)- THEY SAVE LIVES
Ice, even on lake Erie can be unpredictable and dangerous if not exercising safe practices on the water/ice.
Complete a float plan. Boaters and persons who transit on the ice/water should always notify family/friends of their intentions on the ice/water and should follow their float plan and make proper notifications of any changes.
Carry two ice picks or screw drivers in case you fall through the ice. These instruments are more effective than trying to maintain a grip on the ice with your hands alone.
Invest in a personal locator beacon , personal gps or a marine grade handheld VHF radio.
Add us to your contacts Coast Guard Station Fairport :440-352-3112(Business) 440-352-3111(Emergency Line)
USCG Auxiliary Fairport Harbor, OH 07-06
Rear Admiral Donna Cottrell, who assumed duty as the Ninth District Commander in June 2019, visited USCG Station Fairport. She is the senior Coast Guard Commander for the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway, and spoke to the crew about her watchwords (Character, Teamwork and Professionalism) and her vision for the Great Lakes.
Recently, FN Caronna returned to Coast Guard Station Fairport as Petty Officer Caronna after completion of MK-A school. Congratulations and we wish you good luck as you continue your career in Texas 🇺🇲
https://youtu.be/R1qbnToHhuE with the cold winter ahead we at Coast Guard Station Fairport would like to inform the public about the effects of cold water exposure, here is a video filmed at our own local Coast Guard Station Fairport here are some tips to keep in mind when out on the water:
Always wear a life jacket
Wear proper clothing for proper weather conditions
Always give someone a plan of what your intentions will be on the water
Any questions about cold water safety feel free to reach out to your local Coast guard station via messaging our page or calling 440-352-3112
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🇺🇸From past to present we at Coast Guard Station Fairport would like to thank all military service members from the veterans to the men and women who are currently proudly serving 🇺🇸. In the photos below you will see highlights from Coast Guard Station Fairport, Mr. Joe Muharsky career while in the navy proudly serving during the Vietnam War, Thank you for your prior service, thank you for continuing your service through The Coast Guard Auxiliary with twenty plus life’s saved you have continued to serve with courage and dedication to the service thank you. We at Coast Guard Station Fairport thank everyone for the amazing support you guys have showed us, Hope everyone has a
🇺🇸Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸
Last Friday Third Class Petty Officer Wood was certified as a coxswain while conducting his checkride for certification Station Fairport received a call for a disabled vessel near Ashtabula, the crew of the 45ft response boat quickly diverted to the scene and assisted the vessel by towing it back to the nearest safe haven, thank you for your hard work and dedication Petty Officer Wood Bravo Zulu
Recently Petty Officer Second Class Williams Re-Enlisted, Congrats shipmate
Congratulations to Petty Officer Tucker for making Second Class Petty Officer, we would also like to recognize Petty Officer Second Class Gustin for earning the sailor of the quarter award, thank you for your hard work and dedication shipmates
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