Georgia Boater Education Course


CHAPTER 4: Emergency Preparedness

Welcome to Chapter 4

Welcome to Chapter 4, Emergency Preparedness.

To be a safe and confident boater, you need to know what to do if, and when, an emergency strikes.

By the end of this chapter you’ll know:

  • When and how to help another boater;
  • What to do if your boat capsizes; How to recover a passenger if they fall overboard; How to survive if you end up in cold water;
  • What to do if your boat catches on fire;
  • Steps to take if your boat runs aground; and
  • When to file an accident report.

Sounds like we’re going to be well prepared! Let's get started on our first topic, rendering assistance.