Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers due to failure to discharge. A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. Consumers can contact Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information. The recall notice can be seen here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Kidde-Recalls-Disposable-Plastic-Fire-Extinguishers/ #recall

Training New AMSEA Instructors

AMSEA trains new instructors in our 48-hour, Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) courses. We just wrapped up a course in Ketchikan and have more courses planned in 2015: one in Seward in April, and another private course in Seattle in June. The MSIT is a USCG-accepted, 6-day, intensive train-the-trainer course. This program is designed to train individuals to effectively teach cold water survival procedures, marine safety equipment and onboard safety drills. The course is designed for those wanting to teach cold-water safety and survival in a variety of settings – for commercial fishermen, private businesses or government agencies, for recreational boaters, in schools, etc. If you ar

Wear a PFD. Period.

Just a friendly reminder from Angus, poster boy of the Live to be Salty campaign, to wear your PFD. Check out livetobesalty.org to print some free posters to help spread the word about the importance of wearing your PFD while on a vessel. Are you a captain or crewmember? Hang them in the galley, the head, the wheelhouse...anywhere your crew will see them. Not a fisherman but you work in the industry or an industry that serves fishermen? Hang them in your stores, on your bulletin boards, tape them to your counters, anywhere to show the industry you support fishermen and their safety! #pfd #angus #livetobesalty #niosh

5 Hours in Cape Cod Bay

Back in 2009, two fishermen spent about five hours in 52 degree waters before the Coast Guard was able to locate and rescue them. They credit their survival in the water to the use of immersion suits (survival suits) and a marine safety course taken in New Bedford. #rescue #immersionsuit

From our Friends at National Fisherman...

Reminding us why cold water immersion is so dangerous and how a PFD can increase your odds of survival. Take a read. The facts might surprise you! The National Fisherman Blog Post: How Cold Water Kills So Quickly by Melissa Wood #nationalfisherman #pfd

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