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FWC, U.S. Power Squadrons boost boating safety efforts

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has enjoyed a strong partnership with the U.S. Power Squadrons for years. Recently, the FWC provided inflatable life jacket kits to U.S. Power Squadrons units across the state. The kits will be used by instructors to provide information on inflatable life jacket use and to show students how easy it is to wear a life jacket all of the time while boating.

“Organizations like the Power Squadrons are a critical part of boating safety efforts in Florida and across the country,” said Brian Rehwinkel, FWC Boating Safety Outreach Coordinator. “The instructors with the Power Squadrons are often the first boating safety contact a new boater will encounter, and the information learned in a boating safety class can make a big difference on the water.”

Life jacket kits were purchased through boating safety grants for approved boating safety classroom courses in Florida.

(Photo source: FWC)