Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Provides Water Safety Tips For Labor Day

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Officers are on the lookout for those operating a boat under the influence

ABOVE VIDEO: Watch Officer Washington provide tips on ways to stay safe while having fun. Be aware of your surroundings, including watching the weather, filing a float plan, and wearing a life jacket, because emergencies can happen quickly while on the water.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission provides some tips for everyone heading out on the water this Labor Day weekend.

FWC Officer Ronald Washington gives tips to stay safe this holiday weekend.

Be aware of your surroundings, including watching the weather, filing a float plan, and wearing a life jacket, because emergencies can happen quickly while on the water.

Officers are on the lookout for those operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs and will arrest those operating their boats while impaired.

There are multiple ways to become educated in boating:

• Boater Safety Courses – approved boater safety courses.

• Temporary Certificate Providers – A means to check your knowledge which satisfies the requirement for a boater to have a boating safety identification card to operate a boat in Florida.

Airboat Course Providers

• Recreational Boating Accidents – Carelessness and inattention are the leading causes of boating accidents in Florida.

Pay close attention to your surroundings while on the water, and you will be on your way to a safe and enjoyable outing.

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