WASHINGTON- Pop! That sound will resound from coast to coast as recreational boaters activate their inflatable life jackets on May 21 to kick off National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27). Boaters of all ages, boating safety organizations and the media are invited by the National Safe Boating Council, the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Coast Guard Auxiliary to participate in the second annual "Ready, Set, Inflate!" event.
The purpose of the event is to promote life jacket wear, particularly the use of inflatable life jackets. The goal is to educate and inform boaters about boating safety and the comfort of inflatable life jackets. Participants will learn how to inspect, rearm and repack an inflatable life jacket that has been deployed.
To register for the event, go to <www.readysetinflate.com>. Enter for a chance to win a free replacement cylinder. Click on the website for discounted replacement coupons. Order free resources from <www.BoatingOrders.com/freeproducts.html>.
For further information, contact Michael S. Klacik, 2011 Auxiliary/Cabelas National Ready, Set, Inflate Coordinator at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call (908) 240-3645.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, created by an act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions.
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Helen Bennett Harvey
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