BOATING SAFETY EDUCATION
Ocean Shores Police Department conducts boating safety education classes for elementary
school students. Teenage and adult classes are also available, as are presentations
to groups. These classes are taught by the Boating Education Officer from the
Marine Patrol Unit. The course covers much of the information that is found in
the Washington Boater's Guide, Rules, Regulations and Safety Afloat. Areas of
unique concerns that are specifically addressed are proper use of personal floatation
devices, required safety equipment, hypothermia and safety in small vessels.
fourth grade students who attend the class will come away with a better understanding
of the responsibilities of boat ownership and handling as well as the necessity
and use of floatation devices and safety equipment. Hopefully, this will be the
start of boating safety education that will continue into adulthood.
you would like a general presentation or one on a specific topic made for your
group, please contact Sgt. Don Grossi of the Marine Patrol Unit at the police
For more boating safety information and resources, please check out Washington
Boating Safety Officers Association web site at http://www.boatwashington.org/