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  • COVID-19 OFFICER SAFETY: TIME, DISTANCE AND SHIELDING -- BUI on Water

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    This animated video demonstrates the application of time distance and shielding while conducting enforcement maritime efforts, the details covered specifically target the need to minimize the threat of viral pathogens, while conducting the seated battery of standardized field sobriety testing. This video is not intended to replace required qualifying instruction for the seated battery of standardized field sobriety testing. Used in partnership with LSU NCBRT/ACE.

    This animated video demonstrates the application of time distance and shielding while conducting enforcement maritime efforts, the details covered specifically target the need to minimize the threat of viral pathogens, while conducting the seated battery of standardized field sobriety testing. This video is not intended to replace required qualifying instruction for the seated battery of standardized field sobriety testing.  Used in partnership with LSU NCBRT/ACE.

    Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU NCBRT/ACE provides mobile training to both the national and international emergency response community. The mission of LSU NCBRT/ACE is to influence, develop, and deliver specialized training and education, providing the skills necessary to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex threats and high-consequence events. LSU NCBRT/ACE has expertise in research, development and delivery of training in the areas of specialized law enforcement operations; biological incident response; food and agriculture safety and security; and instructional design and technique.

  • Proposed Basic Boating Knowledge Standards - Overview of Current Draft Proposals and Next Steps

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    An overview of changes incorporated into draft Basic Boating Education Standards

    This webinar will provide an overview of changes incorporated into draft Basic Boating Education Standards for:

    - NASBLA 100-20XX: Basic Boating Knowledge - Core,
    - NASBLA 101-20XX: Basic Boating Knowledge - Plus Human-Propelled,
    - NASBLA 102-20XX: Basic Boating Knowledge - Plus Sailing,
    - NASBLA 103-20XX: Basic Boating Knowledge - Plus Power, and
    - NASBLA 103.1-20XX: Supplement: Basic Boating Knowledge - Plus Water-Jet Propelled.

    All documents are available for download at EZ-ESP (https://esp.nasbla.org/esp/home.cfm).

    Revisions are the result of public comments 'accepted' or 'accepted in principle' by the National Boating Education Standards Panel from the first standard review period which ended December 5, 2019. A second Public Review comment period is open through September 29, 2020.

    Pam Dillon

    Project Specialist

    Pamela Dillon serves as project specialist for the National Boating Education Standards Panel (ESP). In this role, she works to fully articulate NASBLA’s national role in standards development and conformity assessment. Previously, Dillon served as BLA, retiring in 2011 as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft. During a five-year break in service from the state of Ohio, Dillon served as executive director of the American Canoe Association (2002-2007), working to develop strategic alliances with boating, outdoor recreation, and paddlesport education and conservation programs across the U.S. and Canada. Dillon served two terms as a public member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. In 2014 Dillon earned her credential as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE.

    Mark Chanski

    Education Director, NASBLA

    Mark joined NASBLA’s team of professionals as the Deputy Education Director in June of 2019 and assumed the director's position in January 2020. Prior to joining NASBLA, Mark worked for the State of Connecticut’s Boating Division for more than twelve years. While there, he initiated a number of innovative programs that focused on delivering the Division’s Safe and Clean Boating messages to the public. Mark was the lead coordinator for the Boating Division’s on-the-water outreach MV Prudence campaign, BOATS (Because Our Acquaintances Think Safety) Program, life jacket rebate program, paddlecraft education, and outreach campaigns and the administrator of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s first social media campaign, Facebook page, Boating in Connecticut.

    Mark has extensive commercial and recreational maritime experience. He holds credentials, licenses, and certificates from the U.S. Coast Guard, American Canoe Association, Connecticut DEEP, National Association of State Law Administrators, National Safe Boating Council, and US Sailing. Mark has received numerous awards from state and national organizations for his efforts and achievements in the boating education field.

  • COVID-19 Officer Safety: Time, Distance and Shielding

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    This animated video serves as a visual tool for highlighting the proper precautions that officers and emergency responders should take when performing their day-to-day operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video includes a basic summary on how COVID-19 is spread, recommendations for interactions with the public, and steps on how to properly sanitize equipment and clothing.

    This animated video serves as a visual tool for highlighting the proper precautions that officers and emergency responders should take when performing their day-to-day operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video includes a basic summary on how COVID-19 is spread, recommendations for interactions with the public, and steps on how to properly sanitize equipment and clothing. Used in partnership with LSU NCBRT/ACE.

    Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU NCBRT/ACE provides mobile training to both the national and international emergency response community. The mission of LSU NCBRT/ACE is to influence, develop, and deliver specialized training and education, providing the skills necessary to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex threats and high-consequence events. LSU NCBRT/ACE has expertise in research, development and delivery of training in the areas of specialized law enforcement operations; biological incident response; food and agriculture safety and security; and instructional design and technique.

  • Boating Operations & Training Program

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    Boating Operations & Training Program

    Boating Operations & Training Program

    Dave Considine

    BOAT Program Director • NASBLA

    Dave Considine came to NASBLA in March 2011 after retiring from the USCG. Considine became the BOAT Program’s Response Course Program Manager.In 2015 Considine became the BOAT Program Coordinator, overseeing the day-to-day operational logistics for the program.In November of 2016 Considine was promoted to the National Director for the BOAT Program.

    Before joining the NASBLA Staff, Considine was a Senior Chief Boatswain Mate in the United States Coast Guard.He attained the qualification of Surfman in 1996, the highest small boat qualification in the Coast Guard.Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Considine was assigned to Boston’s Harbor Defense Team as a Tactical Boat Coxswain and Boarding Officer, and became the Supervisor of the Harbor Defense Team until 2003. Considine was then assigned to Group/Sector Boston as a Homeland Security Watchstander and Ready for Operations Team supervisor. He was assigned as the Officer in Charge of Motor Lifeboat Station Chatham on Cape Cod from 2005 – 2008. Considine was then assigned to the First Coast Guard Districts Field Intelligence Support Team as an Intelligence Officer until his retirement in 2011. 

    Considine was the Assistant Fire Chief at the South Hampton NH Fire Department following his retirement from the Coast Guard.He has been a Professional Ski Patroller at Loon Mountain for 29 years.He lives in South Hampton, NH with his wife Nancy, and two children, Kylie and Conor. He is an active Rotarian, and continues to fly as a “Flying Santa” for the Friends of Flying Santa program that delivers toys at the holidays to the children of Active Duty Coast Guard personnel.

  • BUI Research Report & Visual Dashboards

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    BUI Research Report & Visual Dashboards

    BUI Research Report & Visual Dashboards

    Alex Otte

    Research Associate

    Alex Otte is a research associate with NASBLA working primarily on boating under the influence research and boater education campaigns. Before joining NASBLA, Otte came to the boating and water safety community in 2010 after a traumatic boating crash involving an intoxicated boater, who was later charged with a BUI. Otte graduated from the University of Kentucky in December of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is directly involved with the community and legislative efforts of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Amputee Coalition, in addition to her involvement with NASBLA, the NSBC and Waves of Hope. She is also a nationally certified peer mentor for the National Amputee Coalition.

  • Recreational Boating Incident Reporting Project: Discussion on the Revised Recommendations

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    Recreational Boating Incident Reporting Project

    Recreational Boating Incident Reporting Project: Discussion on the Revised Recommendations

    Deborah A. Gona, PhD

    Engineering, Reporting & Analysis Committee Staff; NASBLA Research Consultant

  • Operation Dry Water 2019 Results & Updates for 2020

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    Operation Dry Water 2019 Results & Updates for 2020

    Operation Dry Water 2019 Results & Updates for 2020

    Taylor Matsko

    Communications & Outreach Coordinator

  • Education Standards Development & Anticipated Updates to NASBLA Policy for Course Approval

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    Education Standards Development

    Education Standards Development & Anticipated Updates to NASBLA Policy for Course Approval

    Pam Dillon

    Project Specialist

    Pamela Dillon serves as project specialist for the National Boating Education Standards Panel (ESP). In this role, she works to fully articulate NASBLA’s national role in standards development and conformity assessment. Previously, Dillon served as BLA, retiring in 2011 as chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft. During a five-year break in service from the state of Ohio, Dillon served as executive director of the American Canoe Association (2002-2007), working to develop strategic alliances with boating, outdoor recreation, and paddlesport education and conservation programs across the U.S. and Canada. Dillon served two terms as a public member of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. In 2014 Dillon earned her credential as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from ASAE.

    Jeff Wheeler

    Deputy Chief, USCG Office of Boat Forces; Chair, Education Standards Panel

    Jeff Wheeler is the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Boat Forces located at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Office of Boat Forces enables mission performance in support of the strategic goals of the Coast Guard, providing human capital and capabilities necessary to effectively operate boats to meet Coast Guard mission requirements.

    He came to Boat Forces in 2000 while still on active duty, assuming the role of Manager, Boat Crew Training and Doctrine. In this capacity, he was responsible for the management, oversight and development of the service-wide boat crew training program and boat readiness and standardization program. Mr. Wheeler retired from active duty in 2003 and continued to serve the Office of Boat Forces in a civilian capacity. In 2008, Mr. Wheeler assumed the Deputy Chief position in which he is responsible for assisting the office Chief in the direct supervision, management and strategic development of the Boat Forces program. 

    Prior to his assignments within the Office of Boat Forces, Mr. Wheeler served at multiple operational field commands throughout the country performing law enforcement, search and rescue, and aids to navigation missions. Mr. Wheeler has held numerous operational and boat competencies within the Coast Guard, including Surfman, which have provided a profound knowledge of boat operations and mission requirements. He attended the Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville VA in 2009.

  • Civil Rights Evaluation Tool

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    Civil Rights Evaluation Tool

    Civil Rights Evaluation Tool

  • State Compliance Pilot Program

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    State Compliance Pilot Program

    State Compliance Pilot Program

    Scott Johnson

    Captain