Chief Petty Officer Nathan Mahoney, firefighter James Jeffers and Fire Capt. Chad Davis stand for a photo in front of Training Center Petaluma's Fire Department Engine 9862. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: TRACEN Petaluma Fire Dept. Engine 9862

As Coast Guardsmen, we are trained and are always prepared to respond to emergency situations, but it’s rare that we’re called into action to fight what is being described as one of the worst wildland fires in the last 15 years. That is just what Fire Capt. Chad Davis, firefighter James Jeffers and Chief Petty Officer Nathan Mahoney did from July 29-August 5, as they, along with thousands of other firefighters, battled the Rocky Fire in Northern California.


Shipmate of the Week – AMT2 Shawn Pugmire

For Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Pugmire, service is not just a theme but also a naturally ingrained trait. It’s no wonder why the American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran organization, would want to honor him for his commitment to community.


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Shipmate of the Week – Ken Lawrenson

On the evening of Nov. 5, an apartment building in downtown Juneau, Alaska, caught fire. The historic four-story structure was ablaze and the flames quickly grew, endangering nearby buildings in the surrounding area. The entire Capital City Fire/Rescue department responded and all available volunteer firefighters were called in to help contain the blaze. One of these responders was Ken Lawrenson, volunteer firefighter and Coast Guard fishing vessel safety program coordinator.