Chief Mike McDonnell heats things up on Deck Watch with annual fire training


Coast Guard Fire and Rescue Kodiak Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska – Members of Coast Guard Fire and Rescue practice aircraft response during an annual pit-burn training with Women’s Bay Volunteer Fire Dept. June 22, 2011, in Kodiak, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Russ Hazlett.


Deck Watch is a five to seven minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news across the state of Alaska. The feature for this week is an interview with Chief Mike McDonnell of Coast Guard Fire and Rescue in Kodiak, Alaska, about a recent pit-burn aircraft response training.

This week’s trivia question is: this island was the site of World War II Battery 7 of the Kodiak Harbor Defenses and other assorted armament and quarters completed on Feb. 11, 1944. What is the name of this Kodiak vicinity island? We’ll post the answer next week!

U.S. Coast Guard audio by District 17 External Affairs. Please click here to listen to the show. Enjoy!

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