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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…
How to Impact Safe Boating this Winter with $1,000 Grassroots Funding
As part of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, the National Safe Boating Council is offering resources to state agencies, organizations, and other groups to help promote the campaign in their communities. The North American Safe Boating Campaign and this project support are produced under a grant from the Sports…
2016 North American Safe Boating Campaign Awareness Survey
We’re excited to share the results for our annual North American Safe Boating Campaign Awareness Survey, conducted by Paul Werth Associates. The survey goals were to determine the campaign’s effectiveness, specifically the impact on life jacket wear, attitudes and safety behavior of boaters. Thanks to the support of trained volunteers…
Finalist in Platinum PR Awards!
On October 19, 2016, the National Safe Boating Council and Paul Werth Associates attended the Platinum PR Awards Luncheon in New York. The North American Safe Boating Campaign was recognized in the Research & Measurement category for the efforts to collect data about boaters’ behaviors as it relates to life…
Hunters and Anglers Urged to Wear a Life Jacket: You Never Know When You May Need It
Manassas, VA (September 28, 2016) – Fall hunting season is well underway and the winter season is just around the corner. More hunters and anglers are on the water, putting themselves in potential danger if they don’t use common sense precautions. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead organization of…
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Maintenance Tips To Consider Before Storing Your Boat
No matter if you enjoy boating during the hot, sunny days of summer or during the winter, when the waters are decidedly less busy, it’s important that all boaters properly store their boats and safety equipment. Before reading the following tips, think about what maintenance routine you perform when putting…
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…
Labor Day Boating Safety Reminders from the National Safe Boating Council
Manassas, VA (August 29, 2016) – Labor Day may mark the unofficial end to the summer boating season, but boaters will continue to get out on the water throughout the year, putting themselves in potential danger if they don’t use common sense precautions. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead…
Pledge to Always Wear It! While Boating and You Could Win a Sweet Prize!
Why do people take pledges? To show their dedication and passion for a worthy cause! In 2015, 85% of recreational boating drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. The National Safe Boating Council believes wearing a life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy during recreational water activities. We created…
Inspecting Your Life Jackets is a Must
This safety alert reminds all vessel operators to routinely inspect their life jackets to ensure they are suitable for service.  Recently Coast Guard inspectors in Key West, Florida discovered two vessels that had over 60 life jackets that were required to be removed and destroyed. It was discovered that the unicellular foam buoyant material…

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