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- Does your boat meet all safety regulations?
- Is your boat seaworthy and capable of handling
the prevailing water conditions?
- Do you have an approved lifejacket for every
member of your party?
- Do you have safety flares and a waterproof
- Do you have two buoyant towlines?
- Do you have an anchor?
- Do you have a sound-emitting device, such
as a horn or whistle?
- Do you have paddles or oars?
- Do you have tools to perform minor mechanical
- Do you have a first aid kit?
- Do you have a fire extinguisher?
- Do you have sufficient fuel?
- Have you checked for fuel system leaks or
- Do you have water and nourishment?
- Do you have protection from the elements -
sun, wind or rain?
Safe Boating Week - Don't Get 'Hooked'
by: News Canada
There's nothing like a fresh catch of fish to spice up
a summer outdoor adventure. As with most outdoor activities,
fishing can pose a threat to health and safety. Take care
that you don't get hooked on more than just the sport.
St. John Ambulance, Canada's leader in safety-oriented
first aid training and products, suggests you keep this
information handy for every fishing trip.
First Aid for embedded fish hook
1. Wash your hands to reduce risk of infection.
2. Expose the injured area and inspect the wound, without
3. Gently place clean dressings around the object.
4. Place bulky dressings around the object to keep it
from moving. This will apply pressure to the wound but
not the object.
5. Secure the bulky dressings in place with a narrow bandage;
taking extra care to ensure that pressure is not exerted
on the embedded object.
6. Elevate the injured part, if injuries permit. Check
circulation below the injury before and after bandaging.
You may have to loosen the bandage slightly to restore
7. Get medical help to remove the object. Do not attempt
this yourself as you may cause further damage.
Knowing what to do in an emergency is your best defence.
St. John Ambulance is the name you can trust for quality
first aid training and products. For more information,
contact the St. John Ambulance branch nearest you or check
us out on the Internet at www.sja.ca.
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