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National Water Safety Congress
2016 Award Recipients
20th Annual International Boating & Water Safety Summit
Brian Westfal...
Regional Award WINNERS
David Payne & News 9 Weather Team
Oklahoma City
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Life Jackets Worn…Nobo...
Regional Award WINNER
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns Campaign
The Corps Foundation developed...
Regional Award WINNER
David Payne & News 9 Weather Team
Oklahoma City
April/May 2015 historical flooding occurred & Mr. Pa...
The inclusion of safety messages in their forecasts
performed a tremendous public safety service by
providing lifesaving i...
Regional Award WINNER
Joel Neikirk, VP Operations
Burger King, Mid America Hotel Corporation
● USACE Safety partner since ...
● Approximately 990,000
customers were reached
just with Burger King’s
printed materials because
an estimated monthly #
of...
Award of Merit WINNER
Gabriel Cruz
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Award of Merit WINNER
Christina Carmichael
Safe Kids Wake County & Wake Med Health Hospitals Injury Prevention Specialist
...
Her efforts were noticed by local media resulting in a live TV broadcast
focusing on life jackets, swimming with a buddy, ...
Award of Merit WINNER
● Established in 2011 to promote water safety and drowning
prevention coinciding w/ National Safe Bo...
● Professionals advise attendees about the signs of drowning, the
importance of swimming with a buddy, and learning to swi...
Award of Merit WINNER
Michael Marques Jr.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division
● Carson is on the road to recovery and doing well!
● Senior Agent Marques Jr. was recognized by
several local news affili...
Plaque Commendation WINNERS
Joseph McLane
President, First Midwest Bank
Poplar Bluff, MO
Millie Rogers
Business Owner
Wapp...
Plaque Commendation WINNER
Joseph McLane
First Midwest Bank of Poplar Bluff has been an avid
supporter of Wappapello Lake’...
Plaque Commendation WINNER
Millie Rogers
● Ms. Rodgers placed a dual
safety message on her
customer receipts – Buckle Up!
...
National Water Safety Congress
Saving Lives on the Water Since 1951
CONGRATULATIONS
AWARD WINNERS!
&
THANK YOU
Attendees for the effort you
put forth in saving lives!
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Presentation from the 2016 Awards from the International Boating and Water Safety Summit in San Diego.

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NWSC 2016 awards

  1. 1. National Water Safety Congress 2016 Award Recipients 20th Annual International Boating & Water Safety Summit Brian Westfall, President, Michael Fields, Executive Director
  2. 2. Regional Award WINNERS David Payne & News 9 Weather Team Oklahoma City U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns Campaign National Burger King, MidAmerica Hotel Corp. Joel Neikirk, VP Operations Wappapello, MO
  3. 3. Regional Award WINNER U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns Campaign The Corps Foundation developed this new nationwide campaign through a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Foundation administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The campaign has produced a DVD that includes four television-quality video public service announcements (PSAs), three radio-quality audio PSAs and two posters.
  4. 4. Regional Award WINNER David Payne & News 9 Weather Team Oklahoma City April/May 2015 historical flooding occurred & Mr. Payne’s team provided 24-hour coverage on weather conditions, flood warnings, road closures and what to do when encountering flood waters. Even after flooding was over, Mr. Payne and his team continued to educate the public on: fishing, boating and other water recreational activities.
  5. 5. The inclusion of safety messages in their forecasts performed a tremendous public safety service by providing lifesaving information to the public.
  6. 6. Regional Award WINNER Joel Neikirk, VP Operations Burger King, Mid America Hotel Corporation ● USACE Safety partner since 2009. Placed water safety messages on customer receipts and food coupons. ● Exterior digital “Life Jackets Save Lives” marquees were placed at eleven Burger King franchises in Southeast Missouri, Northeastern Arkansas, and Southern Illinois as well as marquees outside several Popeye’s Chicken locations. Marquee example April – Aug 2015
  7. 7. ● Approximately 990,000 customers were reached just with Burger King’s printed materials because an estimated monthly # of customers served at each of the 11 Burger King locations was 18,000. Safety Messages: Coupon example
  8. 8. Award of Merit WINNER Gabriel Cruz U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  9. 9. Award of Merit WINNER Christina Carmichael Safe Kids Wake County & Wake Med Health Hospitals Injury Prevention Specialist Wrote a grant for $2,500 that provided 250 life jackets free of charge to children and adults. For 10 weeks during the summer she rotated between swim beaches at Falls and Jordan Lakes promoting water safety and giving out the aforementioned life jackets. While being fitted, parents were instructed on how to properly fit their children in the life jackets. A total number of face to face contacts exceeded 600.
  10. 10. Her efforts were noticed by local media resulting in a live TV broadcast focusing on life jackets, swimming with a buddy, and learning to swim.
  11. 11. Award of Merit WINNER ● Established in 2011 to promote water safety and drowning prevention coinciding w/ National Safe Boating week. ● The Team is comprised of: Swim instructors, public education professionals, youth organizations, citizens, Coast Guard Auxiliary or other boating agencies, Department of Health, Department of Children and Families, Lake County EMS, and municipalities. ● Through coordination with area schools, flyers are distributed announcing events held at municipal pools. The events have flourished over the past 4 years due to organizational meetings and the Lake Award of Merit Winner Lake County Florida Water Safety Team
  12. 12. ● Professionals advise attendees about the signs of drowning, the importance of swimming with a buddy, and learning to swim.
  13. 13. Award of Merit WINNER Michael Marques Jr. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division
  14. 14. ● Carson is on the road to recovery and doing well! ● Senior Agent Marques Jr. was recognized by several local news affiliates for his heroic actions. http://www.wbrz.com/news/wildlife- and-fisheries-agents-rescue-toddler/
  15. 15. Plaque Commendation WINNERS Joseph McLane President, First Midwest Bank Poplar Bluff, MO Millie Rogers Business Owner Wappapello, MO
  16. 16. Plaque Commendation WINNER Joseph McLane First Midwest Bank of Poplar Bluff has been an avid supporter of Wappapello Lake’s Public Safety Awareness Campaign since 1998 Safety messages are placed on its customer money envelopes at each of its eleven branches located in Southeast Missouri reaching 225,000 customers annually 3.6 million people have been recipients of this simple safety message since the partnership began in 1998
  17. 17. Plaque Commendation WINNER Millie Rogers ● Ms. Rodgers placed a dual safety message on her customer receipts – Buckle Up! Seat Belts and Life Jackets Save Lives Her business is located on the main artery to the recreation areas so her water safety message is seen by thousands Donates bait for Wappapello Lake’s two big events – “Kid’s Fishing Derby” and Wappapello “Outdoor Opportunities for Disabled Sportsman”
  18. 18. National Water Safety Congress Saving Lives on the Water Since 1951
  19. 19. CONGRATULATIONS AWARD WINNERS! & THANK YOU Attendees for the effort you put forth in saving lives!

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