Boating Safety

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The image above is from a YouTube video posted in 2009 – a sort of warning to boaters about the benefits of safety gear like life jackets and kill switches. I’m posting it here as a warning about how wrong some people are about what is safe and what isn’t. Our man, Greg – the […]

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In 2002, my friend and mentor (and maniac) Dr. Gordon Geisbrecht fell – on purpose – through the ice on a frozen lake. He wanted to demonstrate just how those who fall through the ice can survive and help themselves.  Advice is also given to amateur and professional rescuers.  I ran across the video on […]

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This Much

by Mario on November 29, 2011

in Boating Safety

I simply thought this quick video on drowning prevention out of Sydney Australia was worth sharing. Please like it, share it, email – or just plain remember it yourself when caring for small children. ~ Mario Share

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Translations: – English -  汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Italiano -  Français – Português – română  – Suomi – Svenska -  Čeština – Русско -Íslenska – Audio Version Als der Kapitän voll bekleidet von Board sprang und durch das Wasser lief, irritierte er die anderen Badegäste, die im Wasser schwammen. “Nicht, dass er […]

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This morning I received an email from a reader who was struggling with a boating safety question.  She and her husband enjoy the water and and they have two small children and they just couldn’t seem to get together on one issue: How much supervision is enough out there on the water?  She gave me […]

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She’ll Save You

by Mario on March 17, 2011

in Coast Guard,Military,SAR

My friend, Sara Faulkner, is one of only four women currently serving as helicopter rescue swimmers in the U.S. Coast Guard. Here she is being interviewed after a rescue she was involved in late last year. Video 1 Video 2 Share

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If you’re out on the water and things go badly -fire, taking on water, man overboard, etc - you really need to work the problem.  Seconds may count but you also need to get on the radio and make a call.  If things go bad, really bad, you have to call “Mayday” – wait for a response […]

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