Know it’s cold Preparing for the risks of cold water on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Our water is cold Brrrrrr….. It’s cold in there
Snow fed rivers Creative Commons by Flickr user  uyen.tran   http://flickr.com/photos/dopeshit/339228636/sizes/l/
Our water is cold <ul><li>Less than 60 °F  most of the year </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 50 °F  4-6 months </li></ul>… make...
Our water is cold Whoops … and there are so many ways to go in
Our water is cold Your vessel can sink
Our water is cold Your vessel can capsize
Our water is cold Your can fall overboard
Our water is cold Your can be ejected at speed
Our water is cold Or you can simply misstep
Our water is cold Once you are in … things can go downhill very quickly
Gasp reflex Cold water causes a gasp on contact which often results in inhalation of water
A little bit of inhaled water will set you to coughing which usually leads to more inhaled water…
… and you can drown with only 5 ounces of water in your lungs
Cold shock In seconds to minutes you will begin to experience shock with very rapid breathing while your heart rate and bl...
Cold shock These factors reduce your physical and mental abilities making it very difficult to rescue yourself
Swim failure After as little as 3 minutes there is a loss of coordination in your limbs and you loose the ability to hold ...
Swim failure You will be unable to maintain a body position that allows swimming
Hypothermia
25X  1X Water is 25 times more effective than air at thermal transfer so your body cools very rapidly
Hypothermia At some point your body is no longer able to regulate your core temperature which, untreated will result in de...
Post rescue collapse Even after rescue the effects of hypothermia can cause death, seek medical attention after any prolon...
Our water is cold Prevention What to do to protect yourself
Know the risks Understand the effects of cold water and how you may end up in it
Boat smart <ul><li>Take a class </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an appropriate vessel for the conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Operat...
Life Jacket ALWAYS wear your
Prepare for the cold
Our water is cold Dry suit What is he wearing?
Our water is cold Because we have learned the hard way that hypothermia protection save lives Why?
Our water is cold When: Coast Guard requirements for USCG boat operations Rescue and Survival Systems Manual  COMDTINST M1...
Our water is cold Water temperature under 60 °F Water & air temperature under 50 °F Anti-exposure coverall  Dry suit
 
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    1. Know it’s cold Preparing for the risks of cold water on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers
    2. Our water is cold Brrrrrr….. It’s cold in there
    3. Snow fed rivers Creative Commons by Flickr user uyen.tran http://flickr.com/photos/dopeshit/339228636/sizes/l/
    4. Our water is cold <ul><li>Less than 60 °F most of the year </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 50 °F 4-6 months </li></ul>… make for cold rivers
    5. Our water is cold Whoops … and there are so many ways to go in
    6. Our water is cold Your vessel can sink
    7. Our water is cold Your vessel can capsize
    8. Our water is cold Your can fall overboard
    9. Our water is cold Your can be ejected at speed
    10. Our water is cold Or you can simply misstep
    11. Our water is cold Once you are in … things can go downhill very quickly
    12. Gasp reflex Cold water causes a gasp on contact which often results in inhalation of water
    13. A little bit of inhaled water will set you to coughing which usually leads to more inhaled water…
    14. … and you can drown with only 5 ounces of water in your lungs
    15. Cold shock In seconds to minutes you will begin to experience shock with very rapid breathing while your heart rate and blood pressure will increase.
    16. Cold shock These factors reduce your physical and mental abilities making it very difficult to rescue yourself
    17. Swim failure After as little as 3 minutes there is a loss of coordination in your limbs and you loose the ability to hold your breath
    18. Swim failure You will be unable to maintain a body position that allows swimming
    19. Hypothermia
    20. 25X 1X Water is 25 times more effective than air at thermal transfer so your body cools very rapidly
    21. Hypothermia At some point your body is no longer able to regulate your core temperature which, untreated will result in death
    22. Post rescue collapse Even after rescue the effects of hypothermia can cause death, seek medical attention after any prolonged cold water exposure
    23. Our water is cold Prevention What to do to protect yourself
    24. Know the risks Understand the effects of cold water and how you may end up in it
    25. Boat smart <ul><li>Take a class </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an appropriate vessel for the conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Operate safely </li></ul><ul><li>Know your waterways </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to communicate (VHF, PEPIRB) </li></ul><ul><li>Know the weather </li></ul><ul><li>Stay aware </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t boat alone </li></ul><ul><li>… and </li></ul>
    26. Life Jacket ALWAYS wear your
    27. Prepare for the cold
    28. Our water is cold Dry suit What is he wearing?
    29. Our water is cold Because we have learned the hard way that hypothermia protection save lives Why?
    30. Our water is cold When: Coast Guard requirements for USCG boat operations Rescue and Survival Systems Manual COMDTINST M10470.10E
    31. Our water is cold Water temperature under 60 °F Water & air temperature under 50 °F Anti-exposure coverall Dry suit
    32.  
    33. Be prepared

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