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USCG encouraging boater safety during Labor Day weekend

...jacket increases the chances of surviving a boating accident. The law states you must have a life jacket, or personal flotation device, for every person aboard. The Coast Guard recommends boaters wear life jackets at all times. In Alaska, children...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-08-30/uscg-encouraging-boater-safety-durin
Outdoors
Fire departments have 3-day water rescue exercise

...the docks he covered issues from tying up boats with a cleat hitch for quick release to selecting the right personal flotation device for rescue work to communications to boat handling and actual wet rescue scenarios and methods in the river...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-16/fire-departments-have-3-day-water-rescu
State
Good Samaritans helped rescue injured boater

...couple eased up alongside the person, they feared the worst. They said he wasn't wearing a life jacket or personal flotation device, and his head was not propped up. He must have been underwater for several minutes, and he also had a deep...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-18/good-samaritans-helped-rescue-injured-b
Local
What to do when the ice is thin

...especially at the beginning and end of the cold season. Wear a life jacket on ice. Zip on a life jacket or personal flotation device over an ordinary snowmobile suit or layered winter clothing. Life jackets can provide excellent floatation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022700/Loc_ice.html
Local
An old idea that will save your life

...old idea - the life jacket or PFD. Now in this case, a PFD is not our annual windfall from the state, but a personal flotation device. Compared to other states, Alaska ranks near or at the bottom in boater fatalities. Many people attribute...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080402/out_outcolmn.shtml
Outdoors
Outdoor Brief: SEARHC offers boating instructor course

...trained in methods of instruction, hypothermia, alcohol and boating, signals and shelters, risk assessment, personal flotation device use, cold-water survival and shore survival. The class size will be limited to 10 participants, and the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120907/out_20071209001.shtml
Outdoors
On water, jackets are matter of life or death

...fundamental cornerstone of the campaign is about as simple as it gets--when you head out on the water, strap on a personal flotation device. Law-enforcement personnel are told all sorts of stories about why boaters don't wear life jackets, from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052401/Out_LifeJackets.html
Out
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...especially at the beginning and end of the cold season. Wear a life jacket on ice. Zip on a life jacket or personal flotation device over an ordinary snowmobile suit or layered winter clothing. Life jackets can provide excellent floatation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022700/Loc_ice.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...fundamental cornerstone of the campaign is about as simple as it gets--when you head out on the water, strap on a personal flotation device. Law-enforcement personnel are told all sorts of stories about why boaters don't wear life jackets, from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052401/Out_LifeJackets.shtml
Police & Fire for Sept. 25, 2012

...female on Village Street. Police say alcohol was a factor and domestic violence was not.Boating safety/No personal flotation device? On Sunday, the Alaska Wildlife Troopers boarded the PV Sentry and issued Lucas J. Erickson, 27, of Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-25/police-and-fire-calls-sept-25-2012
Local

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