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USACE Water Safety
As the nation’s largest provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is dedicated to making sure your public lands and waters are safe places for you to enjoy America’s great outdoors. The
USACE National Operations Center for Water Safety
provides Corps projects and offices with safety information and materials to share with you. The information provided can help ensure that you return home safely after each visit. You can
visit a park near you
contact your division water safety representative
for more information on how to stay safe on the water.
Country Music duo LoCash promotes water safety with ‘I Love This Life Jacket’
WASHINGTON – Country Music Recording Group “LoCash” participated in a water safety public service announcement urging fans to be safe when recreating on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterways with the “I Love This Life Jacket” message, a spinoff from the title of their smash hit “I Love This Life.”
USACE Announces New National Water Safety Campaign
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced a new national adult water safety campaign. The campaign, titled “Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns,” is targeted towards adult males.
Wear it Right
Wear it, Wear it Right water safety graphic
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LJ Song 60 Seconds
In this video LJ and friends take you on a boating adventure. This video shows why it’s important to wear a life jacket. Life jackets come in many different sizes, styles, and colors, so choose the right one for you and your activity. Different types of life jackets are shown in this video. See how many you can identify. Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns. Learn more at PleaseWearIt.com.
Close Calls 15 seconds
This video includes some high impact footage of people hitting the water while recreating on the water. Water may look soft but when you hit it going fast it will feel like you are hitting concrete and you may be knocked unconscious. Everyone in this video was wearing a properly fitted life jacket. It is very important that you and everyone boating with you wears a properly fitted life jacket. Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns. Learn more at PleaseWearIt.com.
Updated: Lost on the Lake
This is a powerful seven minute testimonial video that can save your life or the life of someone you love. It is targeted for a mature audience. Produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety in cooperation with the Brian and Nathan Keese Family. Available in High Definition.
Man Overboard PSA
While you are boating a tragic fall overboard can happen unexpectedly and you could drown leaving your kids or grandkids alone to take care of themselves. Don’t let their last memory of you be a tragic one. Please share this emotionally powerful video. Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns. Learn more at PleaseWearIt.com
Girl Overboard PSA
Partying with friends on a boat can be great fun but it can turn tragic in an instant. Watch this fast-paced video to see some young party-goers learn a vital lesson. It could save your life or the life of someone you care about, so please share it. Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns. Learn more at PleaseWearIt.com
Drowning in 60 seconds PSA
This emotionally charged video shows how easy it is for an adult to drown in seconds from falling overboard. Sharing this with those you love or care about could save a life. Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns. Learn more at PleaseWearIt.com
Did You Know?
Of the more than 150 Americans who drown every year at Corps parks on average, about 89 percent were not wearing a life Jacket.
It takes only 60 seconds on average for an adult to drown.
It takes only 20 seconds on average for a child to drown.
A common cause of drowning is the involuntary gasp reflex that occurs after falling into cold water. It takes less than one-half cup of water in your lungs to drown.
More than half of all drowning deaths at Corps parks are swimming related. Wear a life jacket, learn to swim well and never swimming alone or under the influence of alcohol are easy steps you can take to help to ensure you return home safely.
Free loaner life jackets are available at many Corps parks on a first-come, first-served basis.
Water Safety Tips
U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center
National Safe Boating Council
National Water Safety Congress
US Swimming Foundation Make A Splash
American Canoe Association
National Drowning Prevention Alliance
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