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Deck Watch: How to stay safe in the backcountry of Alaska

Posted by PA1 Sara Francis, Friday, November 2, 2012

Lt. Crystal Hudak, a search and rescue controller at the Coast Guard 17th District command center in Juneau, Alaska, details how to be best prepared for an emergency while in the Alaskan backcountry, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Deck Watch is a weekly five-minute radio program covering Coast Guard news and operations in Alaska.

Lt. Crystal Hudak, a resident of Jackson, Miss., answers a question during a search and rescue presentation from a student in a class at Dzantiki’I Heeni Middle School in Juneau Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Hudak is a command duty officer in the 17th Coast Guard District rescue coordination center in Juneau and demonstrated to a class of middle school students the importance of using math during search and rescue situations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn.