National Safe Boating Council
Boating Safety Classes
Boating class schedule
Boaters that have completed a National Association of State Boating Law Administrator (NASBLA) approved course certified by the state in which they reside are 70 percent less likely to be involved in a boating accident.
Boating safety education classes are available in a traditional classroom environment statewide throughout the year, or online via the Internet.
Call (623) 236-7235 or toll free (800) 824-2456 for more information.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is also known as the 'silent killer'. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is very toxic even in small quantities. It is produced when a carbon fuel, such as gasoline or diesel is burned.
Carbon monoxide disperses freely through the air and will travel readily throughout a boat. It is discharged as engine, generator, or appliance exhaust may re-enter your boat through any opening.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are throbbing temples, inattentiveness of lack of concentration, inability to think coherently, ringing in the ears, tightness across the chest, headache, drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, collapse, and convulsions. Protect yourself from the silent killer and download and take with you the carbon monoxide brochure.
Do not let the temperature outside fool you. Cold water immersion and hypothermia can occur in water as cool as 70 degrees at any time of the year, even on a warm and sunny day. Arizona winters are mild, and recreational boating is popular year-round, but a sudden and unexpected immersion into cold water can cause hypothermia and even lead to a life-threatening situation.