Posts tagged ‘safety’

March 20th, 2015

Coast Guard Sponsors Boating Course

by Christopher O'Brien

The Calendar says its spring.

That means that the ice will melt… at some point. When it does, we’ll all be able to wear shorts, bathing suits and pilot our boats on the water. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary based in Milford will offer a course About Boating Safety on Saturday, April 11th at 8 AM.

For advanced registration prior to the class date, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/. The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig Street, Milford, CT, which is located one block north of Milford Boat Works. Walk-ins are welcome on day of the Class.

Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It will also cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this 8 hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged. Cost: $60.

For additional information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, please call 860-663-5505, email: skperrone@hotmail.com or visit http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/

*Please Note: All students will need to get a State of CT Conservation ID Number before taking the ABS/PWC class. Go to https://ct.outdoorcentral.net/InternetSales/Sales  for a FREE ID number.

January 25th, 2013

Public Input Invited on School & Gun Safety Task Force

by Christopher O'Brien

The legislature’s bipartisan task force on gun safety will hold a hearing 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28. The hearing on mental health issues will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Both will be held in room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. A fourth public hearing will be held by the task force at Newtown High School 6 p.m. Jan. 30.

Have something to add to the discussions before the task force on gun safety, mental health, or school safety? Send your testimony here. And here are general instructions on how to submit testimony for a public hearing.

December 19th, 2012

Letter: Long Term Treatment and Special Officers Could Improve Society

by Christopher O'Brien
     In light of the horrible tragedy recently in Newtown, I believe it is time that we as a community begin to at least consider an obvious option. If we are willing to hire security guards to protect our money, gold, silver, properties and businesses, why don’t we demand that security (police) be posted in the schools to protect what we value most of all – our children. I understand that some school districts already do this periodically with Officers from their local police departments which is great. However, it is obviously insufficient. It should be regular posting for the foreseeable future.

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