Warmer spring air is here, water temperatures remain dangerously cold

Friday, May 2, 2014

Darien, CT. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary is advising boaters who may be beginning their preparations to launch their boats that water temperatures remain dangerously cold. “One of the primary roles of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is recreational boating safety; with these temperatures, if not dressed for the environment, an average sized person will be […]

Cold Water – The 1-10-1 Rule

Monday, January 7, 2013

I attended a presentation at an USCG Auxiliary National Training meeting called Cold Water Boot Camp, which works in cooperation with many life saving organizations, including the US Coast Guard.   I saw a good friend and fellow member of Team Coast Guard – Mario Vittone, USCG Marine Safety Specialist and former Helicopter Rescue Swimmer […]

AUXILIARY MEMBERS PREPARE FOR WINTER

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

    Kilmarnock, Virginia.  The Virginia area is a great part of the country for boating.  Although there are a lot of cold temperatures during the winter season, there still are people on the water like commercial fisherman, recreational fishermen and even the occasional recreational boater.  On some winter days, the air temperature warms up […]

Cold Water Survival – The 1-10-1 Rule

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I attended a presentation at an Auxiliary National Training meeting called Cold Water Boot Camp, which works in cooperation with many life saving organizations, including the US Coast Guard.   I saw a good friend and fellow member of Team Coast Guard – Mario Vittone, USCG Marine Safety Specialist and former Helicopter Rescue Swimmer Instructor […]