Lost on the Lake

by Steve Poole on June 11, 2018

This is a powerful seven minute testimonial video that can save your life or the life of someone you love. It is targeted for a mature audience. Produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Operations Center for Water Safety in cooperation with the Brian and Nathan Keese Family.

Ashleigh Iserman Foundation Joins Waves of Hope in Safety Efforts

by Steve Poole on March 12, 2018

The Ashleigh Iserman Boating Safety Foundation recently teamed up with Waves of Hope in an effort to help expand knowledge on how to prevent tragedies from happening on our waterways. We look forward to working with Waves of Hope on many new projects in the future.

Kill Switches Can Save Lives

by Steve Poole on January 31, 2018

Phyliss, a friend of the Ashleigh Iserman Boating Safety foundation, produced the PSA below sharing her survival story and how connecting the kill switch could have saved her husband’s life. Phyliss’s organization, S.P.I.N. (Stop Propeller Injuries Now), is one of many non-profits doing great things in the world to help ensure our waterways stay as safe as possible.

Watch Phyliss’s story here

Ashleigh Iserman Boating Safety Foundation Recognizes Oakland County Sheriff’s Office

by Steve Poole on May 26, 2017

Ashleigh Iserman Foundation Honors Oakland County Sheriff's Office

May 23, 2017 (Oakland County) – Today, Jan Iserman, founder of the Ashleigh Iserman Boating Safety Foundation, and mother to Ashleigh Iserman, presented the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office with a plaque to recognize their efforts to encourage boater safety.  Ashleigh Iserman tragically died several years ago in a boater accident while operating a PWC (personal watercraft).  The Ashleigh Iserman Boating Safety Foundation was formed in her honor and works tirelessly to promote boater safety and education, successfully lobbying to change the law of solo operation of a personal water craft from age 14 to age 16.  This law, Ashleigh Iserman Law, went into effect in 2011.  Sheriff Bouchard, upon receiving the award, said, “I am proud of our team that works tirelessly promoting water safety, and I thank Jan Iserman for all her dedicated efforts to prevent future tragedies.”

With the Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, we need to remind residents of prudent safety precautions related to water activities.  We urge boaters and swimmers to please use caution at all times when out on the lakes this summer. Young children need constant, close (within a few feet) supervision in and around the water. Read the full release from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office as well as tips to stay safe this boating season.

College Fishing Team Saved By Life Jacket and Kill Switch

by Steve Poole on May 2, 2017

During Saturday’s FLW College Fishing tournament, two members of University of Florida’s bass fishing team got into a harrowing boat accident. While riding the water at 57 miles per hour, Hunter Bland and Conner Young’s boat had a steering part failure, which caused both men to fly out. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and the team credited FLW for requiring all teams to wear life jackets and use kill switches. Had it not been for the kill switch, the engine and propeller would have continued to run, putting them in more danger.