Cold Water Immersion: A Hands-on Approach is a train-the-trainer program designed to spread the message about the dangers of cold water immersion and the importance of wearing a life jacket to reduce the risk of death. The program was developed to teach trainers how to deliver the message and to equip them with the tools and resources they need to present it effectively. The key messages of the program stress the importance of preparation, wearing your life jacket and how to respond in the event of a sudden, accidental cold water immersion.
The program will communicate to the target audience - boating safety and injury prevention advocates - information they need and the resources available to help them make boaters aware of the risks of not wearing a life jacket – particularly when boating in cold water (generally accepted as temperatures below 68° F.) In addition to this Instructor Manual, the initiative includes a variety of resources and information leveraging materials already available in the public domain.
Communications Resource Kit