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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…
Wear It! Urges Boaters to Have the Right Life Jacket for High-Boating Traffic Fourth of July
The Fourth of July holiday is the highest boating traffic weekend of the summer. The annual Wear It! boating safety campaign is urging boaters to make sure they have the right life jacket before they hit the water. “Life jackets are designed for a boater’s recreational water activity – from…
A World Record Event With a Lifesaving Message: Wear It!
Thank you to everyone who was involved in this year’s Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day! The National Safe Boating Council is inspired to know so many dedicated individuals around the world are committed to making recreational boating safer. More than 36,784 people have participated in the event since 2010…
Boating Safety, Life Jackets, Top Priority of National Safe Boating Week
Manassas, VA (May 16, 2016) – Boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada have teamed up to promote safe and responsible boating, including consistent life jacket wear during recreational water activities, during National Safe Boating Week to be held from May 21-27, 2016.   National Safe Boating Week…
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Boating Enthusiasts Attempt to Set Life Jacket World Record
Manassas, VA (May 10, 2016) – Boating enthusiasts will team up around the globe to heighten awareness of different life jacket styles, including inflatable and inherently buoyant life jackets, for Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day on May 21, 2016. The National Safe Boating Council and Canadian…
National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, Kicks Off with Reminder for Boaters to Always ‘Wear It!’
Wearing a life jacket is the simplest life-saving strategy for safe boating Manassas, VA – Boating safety advocates across the U.S. and Canada have teamed up to promote safe and responsible boating, including consistent life jacket wear every time boaters are on the water, during National Safe Boating Week, held…
National Safe Boating Council Receives National Awards for Wear It! Campaign
It has been an exciting year for the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and agency partner Paul Werth Associates, who recently clinched national awards for its integrated communications efforts on behalf of the North American Safe Boating Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary…
Wear It! Shares Safety Tips for Spring Boating
Manassas, VA (March 21, 2016) – Many people enjoy recreational boating and fishing in the spring. Yet, what looks like a perfect day can quickly become hazardous if you end up in frigid water. The annual Wear It! boating safety campaign reminds spring boaters to take extra precautions. “Situations on…
2016 Wear It! Resource Kit Available
Get ready for this year’s campaign with our online resource kit. Thank you to all our new and returning partners! The Wear It! campaign message continues to grow on both a national and localized, grassroots level. In fact, a recent survey found that participants aware of the campaign are significantly…

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