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Coast Guard floats boating safety guide

...Coast Guard threw out flotation devices to an invisible man overboard.It's Coast Guard boating safety specialist Mike Folkerts' job to stress that that isn't enough. He brought a whole "toolbox" of boating safety equipment to show Tuesday...
Maritime Festival will bring familiar and new fun

...the Coast Guard has to do in order to save lives.The Coast Guard has a maritime mission, Coast Guard safety expert Mike Folkerts said, and one of the ways it does that is with the "Kids don't float" program. Coast Guard members plan to raise...
Boaters' deaths 18 percent of 1998 rate

...percent occur in fresh water. "The U.S. Coast Guard cautions mariners to 'Boat Sober and Boat Safer,'" said Mike Folkerts, boating safety specialist, Coast Guard 17th District. "Take a boating safety class, file a float plan, keep...
The dos and H2don'ts of Alaskan waters

...her firm stance. Wearing a life jacket is the No. 1 rule of water safety Morgan teaches, and she's not alone. Mike Folkerts, a recreational boating safety specialist with the US Coast Guard takes a hardline stance on life vests. Federal...
Photo: Friendly reminder

Mike Folkerts, a recreational boating safety specialist with the U.S. Coast Guard, stands Tuesday next to a shoreside box containing life...
Coast Guard Auxiliary sends two to work with FEMA on storm relief

...seasons on record. Juneau's Paul Brohard is working as a supervisor at the Disaster Recovery Center in Dallas, said Mike Folkerts, Coast Guard Auxiliary commander for District 17, covering the state of Alaska. Verlyn Renke, also of Juneau...
Volunteers assist Coast Guard

...lifeboat. "Oh, come on! Is this fun or what?" said Mike Folkerts. The Folkerts were originally drawn to the Coast Guard...too. "It makes a pretty easy job for us," said Mike Folkerts aboard his 37-foot Bayliner. "I love being distressed...
Coast Guard stresses safety during National Safe Boating Week

...steps before you head out can make a big difference."According to District 17 recreational boating safety specialist Mike Folkerts, there were 11 recreational boating deaths that occurred during 2010,"Although the number was the lowest in 40...
Around Town Juneau Yacht Club monthy dinner and program, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. With Mike Folkerts presenting the 2009 Recreation Boating Safety Requirements. Details: David, 586-4886. The Grand Finale: Juneau-Douglas...
Coast Guard urges safe holiday boating

...get into trouble and extra gear for camping and hunting can all add up to contribute to a boating accident," said Mike Folkerts, Coast Guard District 17 Recreational Boating Safety Specialist. "Wear your lifejacket, keep a means of communication...


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