Fedorkos Remind Boaters to Stop, Think, Prepare

Greenwich Sentinel | May 21, 2018

It’s that time of the year again for countless people living on the coast. Time to get outside and enjoy the fact that the winter weather is officially in the rear-view mirror.

Around Greenwich, many people are getting their boats prepped for entry into Long Island Sound, eager to have some fun in the sun and on the water. For Joseph and Pamela Fedorko, this is the time of year they like to get the word out on the importance of boater safety.

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Board Member Angela Swift Radio Interview on WGCH

Malloy signs Emily Fedorko bill into law

With the signing of his name, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday turned “Emily’s Bill” into “Emily’s Law” and finalized new regulations for safe boating created in the aftermath of the tragic accident that killed Greenwich teenager Emily Fedorko.

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Govenor Malloy signs Emily’s Law

Just over a year since a tragic boating accident took the life of 16-year-old Greenwich resident Emily Fedorko, Gov. Dannel Malloy signed “Emily’s Law”, creating safer standards for boats towing waterskiers or rafters.

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Malloy to sign Emily’s Law on Friday

Gov. Dannel Malloy will come to Stamford Friday to sign Emily’s Law, a new boater safety initiative created after the death of Greenwich teenager Emily Fedorko in August 2014.

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Featured on the, September 3, 2015

After Tragic Death of Teen Daughter, Parents Get Boat Safety Law Passed in Connecticut

peopleAfter the loss of their beloved daughter, Pam and her husband Joe Fedorko decided to honor Emily’s memory by advocating for water safety awareness through the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation and “Emily’s Law,” which mandates that all boat operators take a boating safety course and be at least 16 years of age. The law was passed in the state of Connecticut on June 4.

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Featured on the Today Show, June 15, 2015

New boating law helps parents honor daughter

todayAs summer kicks off and families head out on vacation, a new law, being called “Emily’s Law,” has been passed in Connecticut and is hoping to make the water a little safer. The Fedorko family helped to get stricter guidelines for towing people behind boats after a tubing accident took the life of their daughter.

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Malloy signs “Emily’s Law” safe-boat/towing legislation

Gov. Malloy has signed Emily’s Law, in honor of Emily Fedorko. The Law prohibits children under-16 from piloting watercraft towing skiers or tubers and requires a related safety course. Here’s a summary of the legislation. Read More

Boating-safety bill in honor of Greenwich teen passes Senate

The legislation, which passed with little discussion, next heads to the House. It would prohibit children under 16 years of age from towing skiers or tubers and establish a safe water-skiing module in boating-safety courses. Read More

Parents of Emily Fedorko Lobby For Boating Safety

“Pam and I sit here today knowing our daughter Emily is gone forever,” Greenwich resident Joe Fedorko told legislators. “We have to live with that. We have established the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation to honor her, but most important, to educate as many people as we can in water sports safety.” Read More

Boating Safety Bill Gets Greenwich Sponsors

After the accident on Long Island Sound that claimed the life of 16-year-old Emily Fedorko last summer, Greenwich officials promised legislative action on water safety. Now that promise is turning into action.  Read More

Are State Boating Regulations too lax??

Today Show Covers Tubing Safety


The ECF Foundation has donated $10,000 toward new gymnastics equipment to be used by the Greenwich High School gymnastics team. Emily was a member of the team during her 2013-2014 sophomore year.


The Old Greenwich Merchants Association donated part of the proceeds from the Old Greenwich Block Party on June 28th. Thank you OGMA!

A Walk for Emily on Sept. 12

Close family friends and Stannard Beach neighbors have joined forces to organize Walk for Emily on Saturday, Sept. 12 to raise funds for the Fedorkos’ new cause, the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation, and community awareness of the new boating and towing safety initiatives the foundation promotes.

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Old Greenwich Block Party will benefit Fedorko foundation

The Old Greenwich Block Party has quickly become a beloved summer event, but this year it will have extra meaning atop all the fun and games. A portion of the proceeds from the June 28 event will benefit the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation.

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Arch Street Teen Center Concert Benefits Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation

Arch Street Teen Center was the venue for a Saturday night concert featuring Kalimur and Sarah Mathes. The concert was a benefit for The Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation.

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GHS bake sale, bandana sales mark memory of Emily Fedorko on her birthday

Thoughts have turned to the memory of 16-year-old Greenwich girl Emily Fedorko since May 1 would have been her 17th birthday. Money is now being raised for the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation by her Greenwich High School classmates who are selling bandanas with the foundation’s logo and “Turn it off 4 Emily” on them.

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Emily Fedorko Remembered

She didn’t know a stranger; she did not have a stranger in her life,” Silver told the crowd in the Greenwich Harbor plaza next to the teen center. “She was one of the students who when she left a dance, she would high-five you, even if she knew you or not. She was that kind of person whose spirit and life will carry on for the rest of mine, as I know it will in yours.  Read More

Emily Fedorko: In Loving Memory

Foundation Honors Emily Fedorko

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