Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, delivered over 700 life jackets to major water safety organizations for their life jacket loaner stations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2017. The National Water Safety Board also awarded the Nautical Safety Foundation with their Regional award for promoting safety on the water this past summer.
In this fun video, learn how to properly fit a life jacket on a child and how one should fit for adults. Nationwide, 85-90% of recreational boating fatalities involve people who were not wearing a life jacket. In Oregon, our waterways are always cold. Most people succumb to cold water incapacitation/shock if they fall into … Read more
June 16, 2016 Contact: Anne Johnston, Clark County Public Health (360) 397-8000 ext. 7337; firstname.lastname@example.org Vancouver, WA ‒ Swim season is off to a safe start at Klineline Pond as life jackets are replenished and lifeguards begin their duties at Klineline the last two weekends of June. Daily summer coverage starts Friday, July 1. Klineline … Read more
Nautical Safety Foundation’s life jacket loaner program gets a mention in this KGW TV video clip as summer and interest in water safety heats up in Portland, Oregon.
IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, partnered with U.S. Distributing (owned by Englund Marine Supply) to purchase and deliver over 500 life jackets to major water safety organizations for life jacket loaner stations throughout Oregon. The Oregon State Marine Board awarded IOBG a $2500 grant to purchase new life jackets. “It is very rewarding … Read more
Portland, OR – (February 11, 2016 for immediate release) International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG) Nautical Safety Foundation announced today that it has provided over 60 lightly used life jackets to the Safe Kids of Washington County to be used at their life jacket kiosks at Hagg Lake. These lightly used life jackets were … Read more
The “Save A Life” program is available throughout the Portland Metro area at participating yacht clubs, marinas and other boating facilities. “There is a tremendous need for life jackets throughout our area to make boating and water based activities safer for everyone. District 5 IOBG leadership is very excited to expand our life jacket donation … Read more
International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG), a society of past yacht club commodores, together with the IOBG Humanitarian Fund announced today that it has provided over 300 life jackets to a non-profit consortium of Next Door Inc., Safe Kids of Columbia River and the Portland District Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. … Read more