We had a great few days of training at Lake Allatoona in Georgia with the Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services, The City of Calhoun Fire and Rescue, as well as attendees that flew in from Chicago and New York. Excited to welcome several new NSBC Instructors who are ready to teach around the nation!
NSBC Instructor Trainers Chris Day and Ricardo Mendez (far left), NSBC Executive Director Peg Phillips (centered), and new NSBC instructors.
Welcome to NSBC, Alexis Webb
The National Safe Boating Council is excited to welcome Alexis Webb as program coordinator! Colorado natives, she and her husband have three children and live (and play) in Fort Collins, CO. Alexis is one of two NSBC team members in Northern Colorado. She works closely on NSBC's social media efforts, and provides support for various programs. Alexis began working with NSBC in January as a contractor, and was such a great fit, she recently officially joined the team! Get to know Alexis >>
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Fall is one of the best times to go boating. As families continue to social distance, many predict the increase in boaters on the water will continue through the fall. Here are some ways you can support safe boating:
1) Fishing and hunting. Fall is one of the best times for fishing and hunting. Fish are migrating and feeding in preparation for winter, and waterfowl hunting is underway. Don't forget to always wear your life jacket, and share the details of your trip with a loved one before you leave. Encourage others to do the same with this camo Wear It logo from the Safe Boating Campaign!
More resources at www.safeboatingcampaign.com
2) Boating gear. Make sure you have all the gear this autumn with this discount from ACR Artex for NSBC members!
Shop online at ACR Artex and use coupon code 10SAFE to get 10% Off all ACR OLAS Products, including the new OLAS Guardian wireless engine kill switch. And, use coupon code ME10 to get $10 Off all new ResQFlare E-Flare with Distress Flag, a certified replacement to USCG pyrotechnics. Only available in the US and on www.acrartex.com. Free shipping included. Offer expires November 30, 2020.
3) Fall Colors. Beautiful autumn foliage outings are always special, but when seen from a boat, the experience can be magical. Check out these 10 beautiful spots from our friends at Discover Boating.
4) Education. Get back to learning this fall by brushing up on your navigation knowledge, or becoming a NSBC certified Instructor. Learn about training opportunities from the NSBC.
Animated Video PSAs
Seven new animated videos from the Safe Boating Campaign influencing boater behavior with topics including: life jackets, communication devices, distracted boating, engine cut-off devices, filing a float plan, safety gear, and paddling. Watch the videos >>
New Educational Resources
New educational brochures and digital resources are available for free with important boating safety information to prepare boaters for a safe day on the water. Learn more >>
NSBC Members Only Sale
Big savings for NSBC members with promo code BOATINFALL. Shop the NSBC store through November 1 to receive an additional 15% off already reduced prices. Stock up on signs, banners, youth books, flyers, and more! Shop online >>
Sponsored by Walsh Marine
Walsh Marine Products is a premier manufacturer of navigational aids for inland waterways - specializing in U.S. Coast Guard approved buoys and floats. Learn more >>