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Marine safety lessons save lives

Posted: May 29, 2014 - 8:30am

A big shoutout goes to all the volunteers, staff members, parents and students at Voznesenka School for making another Marine Safety season a great success. About 50 students from seventh-12th grade participated in a two-day event held at our school and at the Homer Public Launch ramp engaging in life skill activities that range from practicing and hearing live mayday calls, jumping  into the cold waters of Kachemak Bay in immersion suits to practice  techniques, as well as, getting in and out of a life raft, putting out fires, learning about cold water dangers and strategies, a PFD fashion show discussing the various types for our elementary students to learning about  the seven steps of survival focusing on signals and shelters. We had a plethora  of volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Hickory and Marine Safety Dispatch, volunteers from Kachemak Emergency Service Station, Anna Ivy Borland AMSEA instructor, Division of Boat Safety educator Annie Grenier, Captain Pete  Wedin of the Julia Lynn, Coast Guard Auxiliary Craig Forrest and our secondary teachers who took lessons and made them come to life for our marine safety survivors. Thanks to all who made this another superb event that not only saves lives but encourages safety on the waters. 

        Big splash, 

Lisa Nordstrom 

Voznesenka resource teacher

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