emergency

Video: Boating Go-Bag (Freedom Boat Club)

Having everything you need when out on a boat can sometimes make the difference between a good boating day and a not-so-good one. Watch this video to learn the items we recommend. Remember to Boat Safe, Have Fun!

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Video: How to Use a Safety Lanyard

All Freedom Boat Club vessels come equipped from the manufacturer with an emergency engine cut off switch. This particular device is used to turn the engine off in the event the vessels skipper moves away from the helm or falls in the water. The engine cut off switch has an lanyard between the skipper and the switch. When the lanyard end piece is removed, the engine will turn off. By using this one device it can easily save lives!

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NSBC BoatBeat Blog: Carriage of Fire Extinguishers

All extinguishers must be Coast Guard approved marine type extinguishers, and have a UL rating of 5-B or higher, which can be found on their label.

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NSBC BoatBeat Blog: EPIRB and PLB

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, or EPIRB, is used to alert Search and Rescue forces in the event of an emergency.

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VHF Marine Radio

A basic illustrated overview of the standard VHF marine radio, provided by Freedom Boat Club

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Handheld VHF Marine Radio

A basic illustrated overview of the handheld VHF marine radio, provided by Freedom Boat Club

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Rescue Under the Lights

When a night-fishing mission goes awry, two kayak anglers learn the importance of staying calm and working together

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Photos: Safety Equipment at Retail

Photos showing various different boating safety equipment, for sale at a retail outlet

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Photos: Mounted Fire Extinguisher

Photos showing a mounted fire extinguisher on a boat

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Brush Up on Your Boating Skills

Becoming a safer boater is good. Becoming a more competent and confident boater is better yet.

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Photos: Boater Holding an EPIRB and PLB

Photos showing a captain on a boat, holding an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) device

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Photos: Cell Phone with USCG Mobile App Screen Open

Photos showing a mobile device with the US Coast Guard app screen open

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Photos: Boat Flare Use at Dusk

Photos showing an emergency flare being used on a pontoon boat, at dusk

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