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The National Safe Boating Council presented at the NWS Marine Users Committee Meeting in Sterling, VA on June 20. ...

The National Safe Boating Council presented at the NWS Marine Users Committee Meeting in Sterling, VA on June 20.

The unique audience gave the NSBC an opportunity to present a general overview of the organization and its programs.

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NSBC - NWS Marine Users Committee Meeting - June 20, 2013 NSBC - NWS Marine Users Committee Meeting - June 20, 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • NWS Marine UsersCommittee MeetingSterling, VAThursday, June 20, 2013National Safe Boating Council:Safer Boating Through Education,Outreach and Training
  • Point of Sale Training• NOT a boating safety course• Creates an informed sales staff that will build confidence;be able to help educate the boating public; gain customersrespect and loyalty• Ties in with Rental Boat Safety training program
  • Point of Sale Training Grant
  • Certificate of Completion
  • • Premier event for training,awareness, meeting andnetworking• General Sessions• Breakout Sessions (Education,Risk Management, LawEnforcement, Communicationand Outreach)• On-WaterInternational Boating &Water Safety Summit
  • 20132013 Wear It! Campaign –Wear It! Campaign –National OutreachNational Outreach
  • Creating a Safety Culture• 2012: 651 fatalities – lowest number offatalities on record
  • “Casting Off” PSA
  • Partnerships
  • Wear It! Campaign –Wear It! Campaign –State/Local EffortsState/Local Efforts
  • Wear Your Life Jacket toWork DayGlasgow, MT Key West, FL
  • Wear Your Life Jacket toWork DaySeattle, WA Tampa Bay, FL
  • Wear Your Life Jacket Jacketto Work DayWilmington, NC
  • “Ready, Set, Wear It!”Life Jacket World Record Day• 5,774 Participants (1,781 more than last year)• 189 Events: USA, Puerto Rico, Australia,Brazil, Canada, Finland, Japan
  • “Ready, Set, Wear It!”
  • “Wear It!” Additional Resources• BoatingOrders.com
  • Questions?Rachel JohnsonCommunications Director, NSBC(703) 789-2731outreach@safeboatingcouncil.org