Dear Recreational Boater:
As the fishing and boating capital of the world, Florida must always keep in mind the safety and security of those who enjoy our beautiful waterways. It is important that boaters like you are informed about how you can best use technology to stay safe and understand how to react in an emergency on the water.
We already know how important life jackets are to staying safe while on the water. In addition, I encourage you to please explore the safety benefits of equipping your boat or life jackets with a GPS emergency beacon. When Florida residents and visitors experience emergency situations on the water, every minute counts when it comes to protecting lives.
In Florida, we do everything in our power to ensure that our residents and visitors are equipped and educated to be safe boaters. In addition to a life jacket, emergency GPS beacons can help in emergency situations and serve as critical lifesaving tools. A GPS emergency beacon can give first responders accurate and valuable information to improve response time and save lives. To learn more, please visit myfwc.com/boating/safety-education.
The Sunshine State is the greatest place to live, work, and raise a family. I encourage you to review your boating safety plan, and please contact me if you have ideas for how we can make our state even better.
Rick Scott Governor