West End: Coast Guard officials suggest “auxiliary station” for LaPush

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2001 12:01am
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By William M. Hatch

LAPUSH — Coast Guard officials suggested Monday that their Quillayute River station in LaPush be converted into “auxiliary” operated by trained volunteers.

Auxiliary stations operate like a volunteer fire department, said Capt. Carl Bromund, readiness planner for Seattle-based 13th Coast Guard District.

The Coast Guard would provide equipment, maintenance and some funding.

But local volunteers man rescue vessels, he said. The Coast Guard would train the volunteers.

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