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National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) - John Fetterman

  1. 1. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Presentation for: St. Petersburg, Florida June 27, 2016
  2. 2. NASBLA NEWS! • Education Standards • On the water/classroom • CRBP • 3 levels of certification • 10 Domains • Official launch – September in Rapid City • Operation Dry Water • June 30 – July 2nd , 2017 • Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. • Listed as the leading factor in 15% of deaths. Lowest since ODW began in 2009. • Participation in every U.S. state and territories. • BOAT • 9,000 first responders • 22 courses + • 21 Accredited Partners > 9 in process
  3. 3. What’s New • AMS and LMS transition • Life Jacket Association • New Leadership within BSX • NSBC - Summit • National Water Safety Congress – Cold Water Immersion
  4. 4. Building consensus and collaboration • Between our Staff, Executive Board and Members • Professional development • Association – building strong partners • Innovative growth • Not one size fits all • State to State Peer support • Laboratories for democracy.
  5. 5. Why do we like Life Jackets? • Law enforcement mandatory wear – 100% Member agencies • Loaner jackets • Increase wear rates within RBS • Army Corps Projects – WORK! • They save lives ! • Video produced by NASBLA’s LE Committee:

Editor's Notes

  • In 1932, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis memorably remarked that the U.S. federal system allowed any individual state to be a “laboratory” for experiments in policy, without putting the rest of the nation at risk
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