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Life Jacket Safety Initiatives and Resources

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2018 LJA Annual Conference

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Life Jacket Safety Initiatives and Resources

  1. 1. Life Jacket Safety Initiatives and Resources
  2. 2. Let’s Get it On!
  3. 3. Early days . . .
  4. 4. Current outreach Examples . . .
  5. 5. Be Buoyant Dana Gauge on behalf of Connor The LV Project — with LV standing for Live, Love and Life Vest.
  6. 6. Image result for life jacket trade
  7. 7. National Safe Boating Council: • 2018 – 19 Life Jacket Wear Rate Team. - Working group of 10 – 12 individuals • Ready, Set, Wear-it event streamlining. • Resources: pledge cards, fact sheets, etc. • Increased levels of public outreach.
  8. 8. Safe Kids Worldwide & Facebook
  9. 9. Innovation! We’ve yet to launch our best ideas.
  10. 10. Used by permission of Tom Peters. See www.tompeters.com for more of his material.
  11. 11. Bob Painter
  12. 12. © Kids Don’t Float, Alaska Boating Safety Program
  13. 13. © Kids Don’t Float, Alaska Boating Safety Program © Kids Don’t Float, Alaska Boating Safety Program © Kids Don’t Float, Alaska Boating Safety Program
  14. 14. An example of social media being used to let people know about an event.
  15. 15. Designed for middle and high school students © Kids Don’t Float, Alaska Boating Safety Program
  16. 16. Kids Don’t Float Ambassador Mission: Ambassador program provides lifesaving information to teens that empowers them to be a positive influence in their community. This fun, interactive approach focuses on prevention, survival in cold water, the life saving edge provided by life jackets, and other safe boating practices.
  17. 17. Kids Don’t Float Program Objectives: • Work effectively in a team oriented environment. • Ability to prepare a lesson plan. • Develop public speaking skills and effective teaching techniques. • Evaluate self and peers to improve content • Network with other KDF Ambassadors statewide.
  18. 18. Kids Don’t Float Program Messages: 1. Cold water Immersion. 2. Alaska’s life jacket law. 3. Choosing the right life jackets and using them.
  19. 19. The program teaches children cold water safety because they: 1. Become empowered as boaters. 2. Become influencers of adults on board. 3. Improve the boating safety culture by normalizing life jacket wear.
  20. 20. © Kids Don’t Float, Alaska Boating Safety Program
  21. 21. Ms. Kelli Toth Education Specialist Office of Boating Safety Kelli.Toth@Alaska.gov (907) 269-6042
  22. 22. Things are changing.
  23. 23. Life Jacket Safety Initiatives and Resources
  24. 24. SUCCESS What people think it looks like.
  25. 25. SUCCESS What it really looks like.
  26. 26. © 2009, Max Pixel, used by permission
  27. 27. Ms. Kelli Toth Education Specialist Office of Boating Safety Kelli.Toth@Alaska.gov (907) 269-6042
  28. 28. Ed Huntsman RBS Program Manager Eighth Coast Guard District Edward.L.Huntsman@uscg.mil (504) 671-2148

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