As we enter the long holiday weekend, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and Bark Buckle UP are partnering to remind boaters about the importance that all members of the family – even the furry ones – need to wear a life jacket. This July 4 weekend and all summer long, make sure to take precautions while boating, including taking a boating course, having a proper lookout, and having everyone onboard “Wear It!”
To continue promoting this important message, the NSBC and Bark Buckle UP are joining Fox and Friends LIVE Sunday, July 10, 2011 to deliver important boating safety information. The news segment will air Sunday morning and will center around the importance of life jacket wear at all times while boating for everyone onboard, including the family pet, as well as other important boating safety tips.
Bark Buckle UP founder Christina Selter “Pet Safety Lady” was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal article for pet travel safety as she has buckled up more then 10,000 pets in cars, making her the legitimate go-to pet travel expert. “As the only pet expert that has secured more then 3,000 pets in life jackets before barely escaping Hurricane Gustav, I believe partnering with the National Safe Boating Council is best way to educate the public to Buckle UP pets on boats; ‘Wear It!’ goes for pets too!”
“The National Safe Boating Council is excited to deliver its ‘Wear It!’ campaign message to an entirely new audience: the family pet!” remarks Virgil Chambers, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council. “During busy boating weekends, such as the July 4 weekend, and throughout the summer, wearing your life jacket is important to keep everyone onboard safe, no exceptions.”
Life jacket wear by every boater is the leading goal of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, which kicks off officially with National Safe Boating Week, May 21 – 27, 2011. The North American Safe Boating Campaign unites the efforts of a wide variety of boating safety advocates, including NASBLA, the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the many members of the National Safe Boating Council. The campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.
About the National Safe Boating Council
The National Safe Boating Council represents over 330 U.S. and Canadian organizations committed to reducing boating accidents and enhancing the boating experience. Visit Safe Boating Campaign for campaign materials and additional safe boating resources. The North American Safe Boating Campaign unites the efforts of a wide variety of boating safety advocates, including the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the many members of the National Safe Boating Council. The campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.
About Bark Buckle UP
Bark Buckle UP is the recognized go-to expert and leading research team on pet travel safety. While promoting pet safety, Bark Buckle UP founder Christina Selter “Pet Safety Lady” has safely buckled more than 10,000 pets into vehicles, has been featured on thousands of national and local newscasts, spoke on the senate floor, international press conferences and automobile trade shows. Christina has also delivered over 4,000 pet oxygen masks through the Bark 10-4 program and secured over 3,000 pets in life jackets. By using cutting-edge technology, she has taught more than 60,000 families in her pet safety classes around the country.
Bark Buckle UP is an independent consultant and safety adviser, providing unbiased product reviews. Bark Buckle UP does not make or sell products or provide any advertising opportunities.