Let¶s Talk Life Jackets!

Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary - 2003

Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary - 2003

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Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary - 2003

2003 .What do people think we mean about wearing life jackets? Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

Does it mean«? ³Boat smart from the start ± keep some life jackets onboard!´ Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Does it mean«? ³Boat smart from the start ± make sure your life jackets are in good condition and µreadily accessible¶!´ Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

6 (you plug in the number) wear their life jackets!´ Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .Does it mean«? ³Boat smart from the start ± make sure all kids below the age of 12.2003 .

2003 .Does it mean«? ³Boat smart from the start ± make sure you put your life jacket on before the boat actually sinks!´ Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

2003 . Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .We assume we¶ll have control.

2003 .But that¶s not how most boat accidents happen! Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

streams.2003 . with experience on the water  Boats under 16¶ in calm seas and good weather Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .Typical Boating Fatalities  Lakes. 18-34. other inland waters  White males.

unexpected entry into the water due to capsizing or falls Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .Typical Boating Fatalities  > 70% are from drowning  80% of drowning victims did not wear PFDs  Involve sudden.

disorientation  Trying to put jacket on in the water is difficult. exhausting boater further Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .Typical Boating Fatalities  UNEXPECTED entry into the water means no time to grab a life jacket!  Accidents lead to shock.2003 .

Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .It¶s not the life jacket that saves lives«.2003 .

2003 .«it¶s wearing them that saves lives! Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

Keeping your life jacket ³handy´« Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

«is like saying you plan to buckle your seat belt before the car crashes! Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

How do we get past the resistance? Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .Visualize the old«.2003 .

2003 .Look familiar? Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

.2003 . Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .Now visualize the new with..

A Virtual PFD Fashion Show! .

Today¶s PFDs: General Purpose Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

2003 .Today¶s PFDs: General Purpose Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

Today¶s PFDs: For Paddlers Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Paddlers Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Anglers Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Anglers Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Anglers and Hunters Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Hunters Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Hunters Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Sailors Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

2003 .Today¶s PFDs: For Sailors Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

Today¶s PFDs: For Power Boaters Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

Today¶s PFDs: For Power Boaters Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

2003 .Today¶s PFDs: Float Coats Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

2003 .Today¶s PFDs: For Women Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

2003 .Today¶s PFDs: For Women Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

2003 .Today¶s PFDs: For Big Guys & Gals Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

2003 .Today¶s PFDs: the Future is now Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .2003 .

the best life jacket of all is the life jacket you will wear! Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .Remember.2003 .

2003 .Whichever one you choose. make sure you also choose to wear it! Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

2003 .Boat smart from the start ± wear your life jacket! Courtesy US Coast Guard Operation Boat Smart ² Approved by DC-E USCG Auxiliary .

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