National Water Safety Congress Resources


A Guide to Multiple Use Waterway Management

The National Water Safety Congress, in partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, is pleased to present the second edition of A Guide for Multiple Use Waterway Management.

2009 International Boating and Water Safety Summit Presentations

Inherently Buoyant PFDs vs Inflatable PFDs

Gary Owen's Powerpoint presentation regarding some different types of PFDs available for law enforcement personel.

Video Resources

Boot Camp USA Programs

Videos from the Cold Water Boot Camp USA & Beyond Boot Camp USA DVDs.

Cassidy's Birthday

A US Army Corps of Engineers video about the dangers of cliff diving.

Almost a Perfect Day

A video from the NSBC and USCG showing the effects of on-the-water stressors.

Other Resources

Alaska's Kids Don't Float

An educational program may be taught by anyone interested in injury prevention, especially EMS personnel, health care providers or educators. Individual experience where appropriate may be substituted for course content.

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) was founded in 1985 to create and support a cold water safety information and training network throughout Alaska and the West Coast. Their goal is To reduce loss of life and injury due to hypothermia and drowning in cold water environments through public education and training.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics presents information on safety rules around pools including Water Safety for the School Age Child and Pool Safety for Children.

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross presents health and safety tips for prevention of accidents around the water.

Bobber the Water Safety Dog

The Bobber cartoon and all Bobber's products were produced by a team from the Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The most complete source of atmospheric and oceanic information in the United States. Parent organization of the National Weather Service.

Safe Passage

A water safety education program developed by the Corps of Engineers, contains lesson plans, reproduce-able activity sheets, and interactive exercises in water safety, hydropower, and conservation

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Resource center for members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the United States Power Squadrons, or other boating safety organizations to use in the promotion of safer boating. Find free tools to help promote vessel safety checks, life jacket wear, boating safety courses, Boating Under the Influence (BUI) prevention, and more.

Willie B. Safe

Developed in 1997, the Ranger Willie B. Safe campaign has been adopted regionally and nationally to improve the effectiveness of public safety education programs nationwide. Check out the Willie B. Safe Discovery Pack!