Gallery | Poulsbo gets a lesson on boating safety

Craig Brown, administrative officer with U.S. Power Squadrons District 16 instructs a participant in the proper use of a fire extinguisher during the Boating Safety Day event in Poulsbo on June 9. Courtesy Steve Erickson.

Craig Brown, administrative officer with U.S. Power Squadrons District 16 instructs a participant in the proper use of a fire extinguisher during the Boating Safety Day event in Poulsbo on June 9. Courtesy Steve Erickson.

POULSBO — Cloud breaks turned what initially seemed to be a dreary day in Poulsbo, into a partially sunny afternoon, perfect for walking the docks and examining all of the various safety demonstrations during Poulsbo’s Boating Safety Day at the Port of Poulsbo.

Unfortunately, the Coast Guard helicopter that was expected to conduct a water rescue demonstration, was called away on other business. Despite the glaring lack of a helicopter throwing dummies into Liberty Bay, the Boating Safety Day event was by all accounts a success. Visitors were treated to a wealth of safety information from volunteers with U.S. Power Squadrons District 16, Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission, Poulsbo Fire Department, Poulsbo Police Department and the Port of Poulsbo.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the June 8 event.

PFD Seagull, Linda Martin, welcomes visitors to the port and registers participants as part of the Boating Safety 4 Kids program. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

PFD Seagull, Linda Martin, welcomes visitors to the port and registers participants as part of the Boating Safety 4 Kids program. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

The Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission shows off their boat, Walter (Washington’s All-equipped Law Enforcement Training and Education Resource boat) during the Boating Safety Day event at the Port of Poulsbo. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

The Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission shows off their boat, Walter (Washington’s All-equipped Law Enforcement Training and Education Resource boat) during the Boating Safety Day event at the Port of Poulsbo. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

Joseph Fernandez with Terry & Sons, a mobile marine pump-out service, demonstrates the proper method of pumping waste water out of a boat. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

Joseph Fernandez with Terry & Sons, a mobile marine pump-out service, demonstrates the proper method of pumping waste water out of a boat. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

Tevya Friedman mans the nozzle at the stern of Poulsbo Fire Department’s new emergency response vessel Viking Shields. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

Tevya Friedman mans the nozzle at the stern of Poulsbo Fire Department’s new emergency response vessel Viking Shields. Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group.

The Poulsbo Fire Department offers a two-nozzle display from their new emergency response vessel, Viking Shields. Courtesy Steve Erickson.

The Poulsbo Fire Department offers a two-nozzle display from their new emergency response vessel, Viking Shields. Courtesy Steve Erickson.

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