Friday, May 20, 2011

National Boat Safety Week

This week starts National Boat Safety week. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be having events at the Coast Guard centers to remind them to practice safe boating. Most deaths on the water can be prevented with wearing a Personal floatation devices. New innovations in inflatable PFDs make it a comfortable practice.

Insurance companies reduce boat insurance if you take time to do a boat safety class.

Coast Guard Auxiliary members will be working on  the boat ramps, inspecting boats and promoting safety by using safer equipment. Innovations are everywhere, the problem is people don't know or care to use them. It is time to stop losing lives foolishly, help us promote safe boating this week.

Here are some boat safety videos:
Handling the new inflatable personal floatation devices.
Know your weather before you boat.
Take a boat safety course!

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