MSU Chicago teams with Auxiliary to support fire and police dept. open house

Guest post by Lt. Leslie Downing, MSU Chicago
 
 

HINSDALE, Ill. — Coast Guard Auxiliary Commander Duke Jovanovich assists a child onto the Admiral Stansbury, an Auxiliary vessel used for harbor patrols and public affairs events, during the annual Hinsdale Police and Fire Department Open House Oct. 8, 2011.
U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Auxiliary 37-25 Flotilla Commander Brian Hinton
 

Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago joined forces with local Auxiliary members in support of the annual police and fire department open house in Hinsdale, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.

Coast Guardsmen from the Chicago area have supported this event for the past seven years, educating thousands of local community members on boating safety, America’s Waterway’s Watch program and Coast Guard missions. This year, more than 500 people from the Hinsdale community attended the event and had the opportunity to tour Auxiliary Division 37’s facility and the Admiral Stansbury, a vessel used primarily for harbor patrols and public affairs events in the Chicagoland area.

The event provided the Coast Guard an outstanding opportunity to interact with the local community and to ultimately strengthen partnerships with various responders including state and local police, fire, EMS, and Army representatives who were also in attendance, said Lt. Cmdr. Stacy Miller, MSU Chicago’s executive officer.

HINSDALE, Ill. — Coast Guard auxiliarists from Division 37, MSU Chicago personnel and family gather in front of the Admiral Stansbury, an Auxiliary vessel used for harbor patrols and public affairs events, during the annual Hinsdale Police and Fire Department Open House Oct. 8, 2011.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliary 37-25 Flotilla Commander Brian Hinton