Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
511 AM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

...NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK  CONTINUES...

...FIRE EXTINGUISHERS...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THIS YEAR`S
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK.

U. S. COAST GUARD APPROVED, MARINE-TYPE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE
REQUIRED ON BOATS WHERE A FIRE HAZARD COULD BE EXPECTED FROM THE
ENGINES OR FUEL SYSTEM.

WHEN REQUIRED, BOATS LESS THAN 26 FEET MUST CARRY AT LEAST ONE B-I,
COAST GUARD APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHER. BOATS 26- 40 FEET MUST CARRY
TWO B-I OR ONE B-II COAST GUARD APPROVED FIRE EXTINGUISHER(S). BOATS
40 - 65 FEET MUST CARRY THREE B-I OR ONE B-II AND ONE B-I COAST
GUARD APPROVED EXTINGUISHERS.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE CLASSIFIED BY A LETTER AND A NUMBER SYMBOL.
THE LETTER INDICATES THE TYPE OF FIRE THE UNIT IS DESIGNED TO
EXTINGUISH AND THE NUMBER INDICATES THE SIZE OF THE EXTINGUISHER. A
TYPE B EXTINGUISHER FOR EXAMPLE IS INTENDED TO EXTINGUISH BURNING
LIQUIDS SUCH AS GASOLINE, OIL OR GREASE, ALL COMMON ON A BOAT.

THE BOATER SHOULDN`T HAVE TO TRAVEL MORE THAN HALF THE LENGTH OF
THEIR BOAT TO GET TO THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
SHOULD BE INSPECTED ANNUALLY BY THE BOATER TO ENSURE THEY ARE
PROPERLY CHARGED, STORED AND ARE UNDAMAGED.

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/MARINE/SAFEBOATING/FIRE_EXT.SHTML

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HEWITT


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