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The CPS-ECP Boating Resource

Wear It!

For years the messages about wearing your Personal Floatation Device or PFD have been delivered by the boating safety community. “Boat Safe, Boat Smart – Wear It” and “It’s Your Life….Preserve It” are familiar to all of us who enjoy time on the water. So why do we continue to ignore the message, putting ourselves, our loved ones and friends at risk?

Research tells us that while the majority of us insist that our children wear their PFDs, adults are not as careful about their own safety.  The willingness to wear a PFD drops from 85 percent for children under 5, to a low of 37 percent by they time they reach their teen years.  So what’s the result of all this complacency and unwillingness to wear a PFD?

Across Canada, 89 percent of recreational boaters who drown each and every year were not wearing a lifejacket or PFD. Most…

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