Posts related to ‘Boating’

Stop Your Boat From Capsizing

Posted on: May 12th, 2018

Capsizing and swamping are two of the worst things that are guaranteed to ruin your time on the lake. Not only is this situation dangerous for everyone onboard, but you are also causing expensive damage to your boat.  Trust us, you don’t want this to happen.  Capsizing occurs when a vessel turns onto its side or […]

How To: Rescue Someone From Water

Posted on: May 8th, 2018

Picture this: You’re enjoying a great day out on the water with friends and family. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens, one of your loved ones falls into the water and starts to struggle. What do you do? Thankfully, the Utah State Parks Boating Program wants to help you prepare for just this kind of situation. Did […]

Should Boaters Take First-Aid, CPR Courses?

Posted on: April 9th, 2018

The short answer? YES! Many responsible boat operators take a certified course in first aid and CPR. Doing so enables you to respond quickly in emergency situations and to provide immediate care until the victim can seek medical treatment. When out boating, it can take a long time to get medical help, so be prepared! […]

Two Tips for Boating Awareness

Posted on: March 20th, 2018

Staying safe out on the water is one of our Boating Program’s biggest concerns. We want to make sure you make it home to your friends and family at the end of the day. To help raise awareness, we have compiled two of our biggest tips on how you can prepare for a safe boating […]

Do You Know Boating’s BIG 3?

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and marine law enforcement officers across the country want you to be aware of the 3 major contributors to accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the water. 1 of every 2 accidents, injuries, and fatalities is caused by ignoring the BIG 3. Wear your life jacket– Almost […]

Help! There’s Been a Boating Accident!

Posted on: March 8th, 2018

No one likes unexpected situations; especially when they have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage, serious injury, or even death. Unfortunately, this is the often the case whenever you are dealing with boating accidents. Boating accidents can be avoided by following Utah’s boating laws and rules. These include not operating a boat […]

What Causes Boating Accidents?

Posted on: February 20th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — When thinking of the scene of a boating accident, the image brought to mind is often one of dark skies, big boats, and high waves. However, this is not the case. The majority of boating fatalities take place on smaller sized boats under 21 feet, with light wind, and on waves smaller […]

Fire Extinguishers & Your Boat

Posted on: January 21st, 2018

Fire extinguishers are an important part of ensuring your time on the water is both fun and safe. Do you know Utah’s fire extinguisher laws? All motorboats, unless exempt, MUST carry a readily accessible and approved fire extinguisher on board. Fire extinguishers must be serviceable and  U.S. Coast Guard or Underwriters Laboratory (UL) marine approved. […]

Types of Inflatable Life Jackets

Posted on: January 4th, 2018

With technology constantly changing, keeping up with the newest – and legal – life jackets can get frustrating. From vests, to throwables, and now with inflatables, the list is constantly growing. Here at Utah State Parks, we want to keep you informed. So we’ve put together this rundown to help you make informed decisions when it […]

The Different Types of Life Jackets

Posted on: December 13th, 2017

While all life jackets and personal floatation devices (PFDs) assist in keeping you alive in the water, did you know that there are different kinds? Some are the traditional ones you wear as a vest, others are thrown out to people in trouble, and there are even some that automatically inflate when they hit the […]