Saving Lives One Jacket at a Time
According to the National Safe Boating Council, 80 percent of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket. That’s why the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation (ECFF) will host “Swap Your Life Jackets for Emily,” on May 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Innis Cottage at Tod’s/Greenwich Point. This life jacket swap event will ensure those who need and use life vests will have the protective gear they need for safe boating with new coast guard approved vests. With limited life jacket supplies it is recommended that you sign-up in advance for the swap in the form below.
“From the start of the foundation, a main area of focus has been to make sure boaters have the right life jacket protection. It’s not a protective device if it’s not worn,” says Joe Fedorko, Emily’s father. “The orange life vests are a requirement and serve a great importance in an emergency, however, with today’s technology we have much better options. We hope that our special trade in day at Tod’s Point goes a long way to increase boater safety.”