Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Use these resources from the Campaign "PRESSROOM" to supplement your feed to the media. If you are the media, feel free to use these resources as well as other materials on this web site to create boating safety awareness. This awareness is a matter of public safety--awareness that can save lives.

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USCG Office of Boating Safety's web site: Quicktime files are best viewed with the most recent version of Quicktime's free plug-in. Select the Quicktime icon (above) to access Quicktime's download web page. This free plug-in is the "reader" software application enabling you to view files. To save any of the files to your computer, right click on your mouse and save the file to your hard drive. Be aware that you may need to purchase Quicktime Pro for custom use. Access to purchase this software is available from the same page.

Print PSAs:

"And Love the Life! poster
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) PDF FILE

"And Love the Life! poster
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) JPG FILE


Print PSAs:

"Wear It and Love Life!" poster
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) PDF FILE

"Wear It and Love Life!" poster
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) JPG FILE


Print PSAs:

"Daddy, you promised to wear a life jacket!" with Safe Boating Week date
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) PDF FILE

"Daddy, you promised to wear a life jacket!" with Safe Boating Week date
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) JPG FILE


Print PSAs:

"Daddy, you promised to wear a life jacket!"
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) PDF FILE

"Daddy, you promised to wear a life jacket!"
(17" x 11" print ad size) PDF FILE

"Daddy, you promised to wear a life jacket!" JPG FILE
"Wear Your Life jacket, Champ!" JPG FILE
"Daddy, you promised to wear a life jacket!" PDF FILE
"Wear Your Life jacket, Champ!" PDF FILE
Print PSAs:

"Grrrrr. rARf. rARf" with Safe Boating Week date
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) PDF FILE

"Grrrrr. rARf. rARf." with Safe Boating Week date
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) JPG FILE

Print PSAs:

"Grrrrr. rARf. rARf."
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) PDF FILE

"Grrrrr. rARf. rARf."
(8.5" x 11" print ad size) JPG FILE

MP3 Audio PSAs: (right click on link to save)

"Wear It and Love the Life!"
from the NSBC and USCG

15-second PSA
15-second PSA (Spanish)
30-second PSA

(right click on link to save file)

Al Roker Safe Boating Week PSA
Al Roker and the U.S. Coast Guard remind you to "Boat Responsibly" (Audio PSA provided by the U.S. Coast Guard)

60-second PSA

"Ready for a great day on the boat?" Audio PSA
30-second PSA

"Daddy, you promised to wear a life jacket!" (:10 Radio PSA)
"Mom Knows Best" (:10 Radio PSA)
"No life jacket? That's a deal breaker!" (:10 Radio PSA)

Mark Spitz Campaign PSA
Mark Spitz (9-time gold medalist swimmer and parent) discusses the importance of always wearing a life jacket - even the best swimmers in the world need to "Wear It!"

15-second PSA (version 1)
15-second PSA (version 2)
30-second PSA (version 1)
30-second PSA (version 2)

"Good Swimmer" Audio PSA
Use either the 30-second or 60-second audio PSA and apply your own brand to the end.
30-second PSA
60-second PSA

Dan Marino Public Service Announcements (provided by the USCG Auxiliary)
NFL great, Dan Marino, lends his voice and promotes the importance of wearing a life jacket in these audio PSAs. Click here for access to 14 audio clips.

"Survivor" Rupert Boneham Radio Public Service Announcement (NSBC version)
Television personality from the "Survivor" television series, Rupert Boneham, promotes the importance of wearing a life jacket and being a survivor on your boat. Audio tagline specifies National Safe Boating Council (NSBC).

"Survivor" Rupert Boneham Radio Public Service Announcement (USCG version)
Television personality from the "Survivor" television series, Rupert Boneham, promotes the importance of wearing a life jacket and being a survivor on your boat. Audio tagline specifies United States Coast Guard (USCG).

"Wear It!" 2007 Radio Public Service Announcement
with Christa Miller
Television actress and mom of three, Christa Miller, promotes the importance of wearing a life jacket and talks about why she and her family always “Wear It!”

Radio Public Service Announcement with CSI
PSA as Quicktime
PSA as MP3
A public service announcement (PSA) from our Campaign partner, Minnesota DNR. This PSA pits the wits of investigators of CSI as to why someone would not wear a life jacket and even a great swimmer needs one. This PSA allows the addition of a personal trailer.

Radio Public Service Announcement
with Rudy Boesch
A public service announcement (PSA) for the 2006 "Be a Survivor!" contest featuring Survivor star Rudy Boesch and promoting the value of life jackets.

Radio Public Service Announcement
with the Labontes
The Labonte racing family's Justin, Terry, and Bobby Labonte speak out about the importance of wearing a life jacket in this 60-second radio PSA promoting the "You're in Command" initiative.

Radio Public Service Announcement
with Rebecca Giddens
Whitewater Kayaking Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens reminds boaters that, "Boating Responsibly is Cool" in this 60-second radio PSA promoting the "You're in Command" initiative.

Radio Public Service Announcement
with John Amos
Boating safety advocate and Emmy-nominated actor John Amos on the reasons why you should wear your life jacket at all times while on the water.

Radio Public Service Announcement
Safety Pirate
Mpg files that emphasize boating safety with humor.
PSA #1
PSA #2
PSA #3
PSA #4
PSA #5
PSA #6

Radio Public Service Announcement
"BOAT SMART" Game Show
It's no game to "BOAT SMART" and this PSA concludes that wearing a life jacket is a real winner.

Quicktime Video PSAs: (right click on link to save)
"Wear It and Love the Life!"
from the NSBC and USCG

The Wear It! campaign's new public service announcement, "Love the Life!," shares the experience of two families and a dog as they spend the day boating and fishing. You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly. The National Safe Boating Council is a lead organization for the Wear It! campaign, produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

(right click on link to save file)

15-second web use (mp4)
30-second web use (mp4)
15-second broadcast quality (mp4)
30-second broadcast quality (mp4)

"Casting Off!"
from the NSBC and USCG

"Casting Off," shares the experience of three friends and a dog as they get ready to spend the day on the water and the significance of a simple reminder to wear a life jacket. This tongue-in-cheek video PSA shares the life-saving importance of sharing boating safety, including wearing a life jacket, while enjoying recreational boating activities with your family and friends.
(right click on link to save file)

15-second web use (Quicktime)
30-second web use (Quicktime)
15-second broadcast quality (Quicktime)
30-second broadcast quality (Quicktime)

"Life Jackets: Onboard and Wear it!"
from the NSBC and USCG

This video presentation shows the importance of having enough life jackets onboard and wearing them.
B-Roll 640x480 pixels (Quicktime MP4)
2-minute 640x480 pixels (Flash Player-playback only)
2-minute 640x480 pixels (Quicktime)
2-minute 640x480 pixels (Windows Media Player)
2-minute 1280x960 pixels (Quicktime)
"Almost a Perfect Day"
from the NSBC and USCG

This video presentation shows the effects of on-the-water stressors.
11-minute 640x360 pixels (Flash Player-playback only)
11-minute 640x360 pixels (Quicktime)
11-minute 640x360 pixels (Windows Media Player)
11-minute 1280x720 pixels (Quicktime)
"Paws Onboard"
"Tips for Safe Boating with Your Dogs" Fox TV News

This TV News video shows how it's alos important for family perts to "Wear It!"

30-second 640x360 pixels (Flash Player-playback only)

Mark Spitz Campaign PSA
Mark Spitz (9-time gold medalist swimmer and parent) discusses the importance of always wearing a life jacket - even the best swimmers in the world need to "Wear It!"

30-second 1280x720 pixels (Quicktime)-22MB
15-second TV spot 1280x720 pixels (Quicktime)-9MB

Wear It! "Safety Dance" Campaign PSA

Male Dancer (Quicktime)-28.3MB
Female Dancer (Quicktime)-28.6MB
Male Dancer (iTunes version)-4.7MB
Female Dancer (iTunes version)-5.2MB

Wear It Safe Boating Campaign PSA

1920x1080 pixels (Quicktime)-101MB
1280x720 pixels (Quicktime)-2,8MB
640x360 pixels (Quicktime)-2.8MB
640x360 pixels (Windows Media Player)-2.3MB

Inflatable Life Jacket Repacking Instructions

640x360 pixels-19MB

2010 NSBC PSA

30 seconds 640x360 pixels-Quicktime-5.5MB
30 seconds 640x360 pixels-Windows Media Player-15.1MB
60 seconds 640x360 pixels-Quicktime-10.8MB
60 seconds 640x360 pixels-Windows Media Player-25.6MB

Gary Dobyns and Kent Brown last year about a boating accident Gary had.

480x360 pixels-24MB
480x360 pixels-47MB
(Windows Media file)

The Water Sport Industry Association (WSIA)
The Alliance recently teamed up with the WSIA and Fuel TV to create a PSA reminding us about the importance of wearing our life jackets. The PSA will be airing on Fuel TV over the next few months.
Web site Flash video
"Wear It!" 2008 " Public Service Announcement with Rupert Boneham
Television personality from the "Survivor" television series promotes the importance of wearing a life jacket.
430x240 pixels-23.6MB
430x240 pixels-3.9MB
(Windows Media file)
"Wear It!" 2008 " Public Service Announcement with Rupert Boneham for various states
Television personality from the "Survivor" television series promotes the importance of wearing a life jacket.
California:
430x240 pixels-23.6MB
Tennessee:
430x240 pixels-23.6MB
Indiana:
430x240 pixels-23.6MB
Contest:
430x240 pixels-17.1MB
"Wear It!" 2007 " Public Service Announcement with Christa Miller
Television actress and mom of three, Christa Miller, promotes the importance of wearing a life jacket and talks about why she and her family always “Wear It!”
320 x240 pixels-7.7MB
Belt Pack Demonstration
NSBC Executive Director Virgil Chambers promotes and shows how easy it is to "Wear It!" with an inflatable belt pack.
Link to presentations
2006 "Be a Survivor!" TV Public Service Announcement
A public service announcement (PSA) featuring Survivor star Rudy Boesch and promoting the value of life jackets.
320 x240 pixels-3.9MB
320 x240 pixels-5.6MB (Windows Media file)
"Boating Safety Sidekicks" TV Public Service Announcement
Check out this upbeat music video with an important boating safety message for kids. The quick cartoon pace of this video will be a hit with kids.
160 x 120 pixels-2.6MB
320 x 240 pixels-11.2MB
640 x 480 pixels-26.2MB
800 x 600 pixels-33MB
"BOAT SMART" TV Public Service Announcement
with Bill Dance

Professional Bass Fisherman Bill Dances stars in this “Boat Smart” PSA promoting the importance of wearing life jackets. This PSA targets hunters and anglers in particular and is being distributed to local and national news outlets.
320 x 240 pixels-1.1MB
320 x 240 pixels-3.7MB
640 x 480 pixels-21MB
"BOAT SMART" TV Public Service Announcement
with Rebecca Giddens
Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens stars in this “BOAT SMART” PSA reminding boaters and fellow paddlers to, “Be cool. Wear your life jacket.” Targeting kayakers and canoeists in particular, this PSA is being distributed to news outlets, retail stores and community paddling centers.
320 x 240 pixels-1.1MB
320 x 240 pixels-3.7MB
640 x 480 pixels-23.3MB
"BOAT SMART" TV Public Service Announcement
with John Amos
Boating safety advocate and Emmy-nominated actor John Amos shows us how to "BOAT SMART" and take command of our safety and the safety of our passengers.
320 x 240 pixels-1.1MB
320 x 240 pixels-3.7MB
640 x 480 pixels-25MB
"BOAT SMART" with the BEST Protection TV Public Service Announcement
"BOAT SMART" with the BEST protection when you boat--wear your life jacket.
320 x 240 pixels-1.2MB
320 x 240 pixels-3.7MB
640 x 480 pixels-15MB
"BOAT SMART" Double-take TV Public Service Announcement
Boating safety needs a direct and planned approach before you boat. This PSA shows the right and wrong path of planning.
320 x 240 pixels-1.1MB
320 x 240 pixels-3.8MB
640 x 480 pixels-16.4MB
"BOAT SMART" Game Show TV Public Service Announcement
It's no game to "BOAT SMART" and this PSA concludes that wearing a life jacket is a real winner.
320 x 240 pixels-1.1MB
320 x 240 pixels-3.7MB
640 x 480 pixels-13.7MB
"Buckle-up Even While You Fish"
Public Service Announcement
Not wearing your life jacket while fishing can be an earth-shaking event.
320 x 240 pixels-1.1MB
320 x 240 pixels-2.8MB
320 x 240 pixels-4.9MB
TV Public Service Announcement
with the Labontes

Famed racecar drivers Justin, Terry, and Bobby Labonte star in this “You’re in Command” PSA promoting the importance of wearing life jackets. This PSA targets hunters and anglers in particular and is being distributed to local and national news outlets.
TV Public Service Announcement
with Rebecca Giddens
Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens stars in this “You’re in Command” PSA reminding boaters and fellow paddlers to, “Be cool. Wear your life jacket.” Targeting kayakers and canoeists in particular, this PSA is being distributed to news outlets, retail stores and community paddling centers.
TV Public Service Announcement
with John Amos
Boating safety advocate and Emmy-nominated actor John Amos shows us one of the best ways we can take command of our safety and the safety of our passengers.