New Federal Legislation - Mandatory Engine Cutoff Switch (ECOS) wear for Recreational Boaters - 2021 Virtual State RBS Workshop

This session will cover:

How an ECOS works
Owner requirements
Installation requirements

Joseph Carro

Program and Operations Analyst

U.S. Coast Guard (CG-522), Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety

Mr. Carro retired from the United States Coast Guard as a Chief Boatswains Mate in August of 2002, after serving more than 24 years on active duty. Primary duties included Maritime Law Enforcement, Training, and Search and Rescue. His last tour of duty was as an instructor at the Maritime Law Enforcement School, Yorktown, Virginia where he was a Regulations Subject Matter Specialist and the Senior Instructor for the Marine Patrol Officer Course.

Mr. Carro's qualifications include Boarding Officer, Deck Watch Officer, Coxswain, Cutterman, Navy Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Small Arms Instructor. His awards include three CG Commendation Medals and the Coast Guards Office of Boating Safety Compass Award. Mr. Carro has conducted over 1000 Law Enforcement Boarding's, and is a Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Dockside Examiner.

Mr. Carro also served on the instructor staff for Black Water International conducting firearms and force protection training for U. S. Navy personnel.

In August of 2002, Mr Carro became the Recreational Boating Safety Specialist, Law Enforcement Liaison, and Marine Patrol Officer Course Manager for the Office of Boating Safety, Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington DC. Mr. Carro currently serves as the Program and Operations Analyst, of the Programs Operations Branch, Bo