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Man Overboard: Do Not Act Foolishly On Your Cruise

October 21st, 2015

carnival freedom cruise shipCruises are popular vacations. The ability to float about the ocean in a vessel that amounts to its own city is exhilarating, and it is the holiday of choice for many Americans. When a cruise ship is involved in an accident or has a mass illness on board, it always makes news. But what really happens when someone falls overboard, and how common is it? Not as common as you may think.

According to statistics, there were only 245 reported Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Preparing for Roadside Emergencies

October 19th, 2015

Usage of flares to attract helpEvery car on the road should contain an emergency kit, but very few do. Does yours? If not, now is the perfect time to put one together. As the fall and winter creep upon us, making sure that you are prepared for an accident or any other emergency situation is as important as ever. Use this article as a sort of refresher on getting yourself prepared for anything the road can throw at you.

As you begin to prepare your Read more

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Respect Your Non-Motorized Vessel

October 19th, 2015

two girls paddling a boatWe have talked frequently about power boats and larger vessels. We have discussed safety and the equipment you need to have on board. But what about smaller boats? Small craft boats like canoes and rowboats can be as dangerous as their more powerful cousins. If you think that riding in a non-motorized boat means you are free to goof off, you are wrong.

It is important to remember that water is water. It doesn’t matter what type of vessel you … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Be a Responsible Boater

October 9th, 2015

boats keeping ecosystem safePeople are not the only ones who can get hurt while boating. While some stop to consider wildlife and the environment, others do not. Part of being a responsible boater includes being knowledgeable about the environment or area you will be boating in. Use these tips to do your part to keep local ecosystems safe.

Sensitive Areas

Do you know the sensitive areas in your favorite boating locales? A sensitive area is one that can cause damage to your … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Sharing the Water Safely

October 7th, 2015

scuba diver teaching water safetyIt is a very rare afternoon that you take your boat out and are all alone on the water. If you do not know how to share the water with others safely, you are putting yourself, your passengers, and everyone on the water at risk. Follow these tips to share the water safely with other boaters out enjoying a beautiful day.

When you are approached by a non-motorized vessel, it is your job, as the operator of a boat with … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Boating During the Cold Weather

September 30th, 2015

safety measures of fishing during winterAs the temperatures begin to drop to more comfortable levels, we are reminded that winter will soon be upon us. While some boaters will pack it in for the season, others will brave the cold temperatures and head out on the water in hope for at least one more good haul. If you are planning on fishing during the cold weather months, there are some things that you need to consider in order to stay safe.

Buoys Will Change

The … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Autumn Safety and Your Home

September 28th, 2015

Beautiful house surrounded by Autumn treesThe crisp night air is moving in. Soon, cooler weather during the day will follow. As you put pumpkins on your stoop and skeletons on your entry door, it is time to take a closer look at your home. Fall brings with it specific safety dangers that you may not have considered. When you take the time to inspect your home, you make it safer for your family and guests.

Smoke Alarms

When was the last time you made sure … Read more

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Maintaining Your Boat for Safety

September 23rd, 2015

ship propellerNo matter the size of your boat or how much you paid for it, keeping it properly maintained is one of the first keys to safety. Not only will maintenance keep your boat in working order, but routine maintenance will alert you to issues that need prompt attention.

Routine maintenance is fairly simple. While some repairs will obviously require the expertise of a marine mechanic, there is plenty that you can do on your own. With a little elbow … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Make Your Staycation a Safe One

September 14th, 2015

man standing in robeNo one can deny that vacations are a great way to bond with the family and remove a bit of stress from your life. What happens when the kids go back to school and you aren’t ready for summer to end? A staycation! Staying home with the family can be just as fun as getting away, provided you do things right. An injury to a family member or guest can quickly ruin a good time. Follow these tips to … Read more

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A Quick Bicycle Helmet Refresher

September 2nd, 2015

bicycle rider need of helmetYou know that your child is required to wear a helmet while riding their bicycle. You may even wear a helmet yourself when you are out on your two wheels. Knowing what you should be doing, and even doing it, does not mean that it is being done correctly. Brush up on your knowledge with the following helmet how-to.

Proper Fit

Never go to the store and buy the first helmet that you see. Even if your little one is … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents, Safety Tips

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