United States Power Squadrons®

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SAFETY

Every boater wants to be a safe boater, not just for him- or herself, but also for the family and friends onboard as well as other nearby boaters.  Here’s how to reinforce your knowledge for the safety of all.

  • You’re enjoying a nice day on the water when an unforeseen emergency arises.  What to do? The Emergencies on Board seminar gives you the information to adequately prepare for common emergencies and how to actually deal with them when they occur.
  • Avoid serious problems or worse when filling up your tank by taking the Fuel and Boating seminar.  Also learn how to avoid fuel problems such as running out underway and fuel line and fuel tank issues.
  • Can your spouse, partner, or fishing friend get you and your boat to safety if something happens to you?  Partner in Command provides essential information one may require to assist you in the safe operation of a recreational boat.
  • The worst situation on a recreational boat is to lose a person overboard.  The Man Overboard seminar teaches you how to react and then recover a crewmember or passenger who accidentally falls overboard.
  • Cell phones are very handy communications devices, but they do have shortcomings when used onboard, such as delays in getting help on the water and limited range offshore. Get tips on purchasing and installing a VHF radio as well as how to use VHF radio like a pro, including the new digital selective calling (DSC) rescue feature by taking the Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio seminar.
Where Can I Take a Seminar?

If one or more of these seminars interest you, locate a seminar in your area. If you're a USPS member, contact your Squadron Educational Officer and take a seminar at your squadron rate. We hope to see you soon!