This week kicks off National Safe Boating Week, part of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, which focuses on spreading the message of boating safety and encouraging boater education. Promoting life jacket wear by every boater is the leading goal of the campaign.
The campaign traces its history to a resolution prepared by the U.S. Coast Guard and signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is a year-round campaign focused on spreading the message of boating safety that kicks off for a full week before Memorial Day weekend. NFPA’s Marina and Boating Safety tip sheet features safety tips for boaters, swimmers, and marina staff about the dangers in and around the water. The tip sheet can be used as part of a safe boating campaign or as stand-alone, timely information.