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North American
Safe Boating Campaign

The Wear It! campaign promotes
boating safety and life jacket safety by
encouraging boaters to wear life jackets.

National Safe Boating Week: May 20-26, 2017


Have the Right Life Jacket?

Today’s life jackets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and materials. No matter which life jacket you choose, it should be U.S. Coast Guard approved and right for you, the water activity, and the water conditions you expect to encounter. “Life jackets are designed for a boater’s recreational water activity – from inflatable...
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Safe Boating Brochures Offered for Free!

Free Safe Boating Resources Available! As part of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is offering FREE resources to state agencies, organizations, and individuals to help promote safe boating in their communities. Currently, the NSBC is offering over 20 free resources such as brochures, DVDs, pamphlets, decals, stickers, and more! There are two new items available this year including...
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Routine Maintenance of Inflatable Life Jackets

This safety alert reminds all inflatable life jacket users of the importance of performing periodic maintenance on their equipment.  Instances of fatal accidents where inflatable life jackets failed to properly inflate have been documented.  When a life jacket fails to inflate properly, the results can be life-threatening.  Unknown bladder leaks may exist, fabric degradation or...
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Promote the North American Safe Boating Campaign and make a difference in your community.

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Wear It! Life Jacket Pledge

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Advance boating safety and pledge to always wear your life jacket while boating.

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