Thursday’s National Safe Boating Week safety tip

It’s National Safe Boating Week. Each day this week, Stagecoach Media and the Power Line Safety Initiative will bring you safe boating tips!

Check the weather, including the water temperature

Know the latest marine weather forecast prior to going out, and keep a regular check for changing conditions.

Dress properly

Always dress for the weather, wearing layers if cooler weather, and bring an extra set of clothes in case you get wet. 

About the Power Line Safety Initiative

The Power Line Safety Initiative’s mission is to prevent public injuries and fatalities due to unsafe power lines through enhanced legislative action, active industry oversight and continued public education. Power lines are dangerous. Hundreds of people are injured or killed every year due to accidental contact with high voltage power lines.

In 2017, Will Brannon and two of his friends were electrocuted in a power line accident. The mast of their sailboat contacted a poorly maintained 12 Kv power transmission line that was 12 feet below standards established by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the National Electric Safety Code.

PLSI is committed to advocating for power line safety as long there are power lines that cross our yards, parks and lakes. Their mission, preventing public injuries or fatalities due to unsafe power lines, is a cause everyone can support. They needs concerned citizens, legislators, industry representatives, regulatory and educators to work together to save lives.

The founders of PLSI, Stan and Michelle Brannon, are just a Dad and Mom dedicated to making something good come out of something bad. They are utilizing their previous professional experience in engineering and finance and learning how to conduct grassroots legislative advocacy. Fighting for public safety has become more than a way to honor their son; it gives them a purpose to keep moving forward.

PLSI supports the National Safe Boating Council and their auxiliary Waves of Hope in developing a safe boating culture by providing educational resources, outreach programming, and training opportunities for industry partners and the boating community to influence safe, secure, and responsible boating.