An engine fire could have been a fatal disaster. Here’s what we did right. And what you need to know. [More] Fire Onboard! What You Need to Know
Fire has to rank high on every boater's nightmare list.
You have to watch for potential fire hazards, have the right gear, plan what to do and practice.
And when all that fails, be ready to leave the boat.
One careless moment caused a boat fire. What happened, what we did wrong and what we did right. A chilling story of an almost-disaster. [More] One Careless Moment
A list of 17 important pieces of dinghy safety gear to always have with you. Learn why you need each one of these aboard. [More] Necessary Dinghy Safety Gear
Detailed list of gear for a coastal cruising ditch bag, including reasons for every item and links to buy and/or learn more. [More] The Ditch Bag
Every boater’s worst nightmare: waking up to find your boat in flames. Three lessons from a near tragedy. [More] 3 Lessons from a Boat Fire
You practice other things on the boat — docking, MOB, heavy weather tactics — so why not have a fire drill (or two) and make sure everyone knows what to do? And when to just leave? [More] Fire Drill!
Your dinghy is your car when you’re on the boat. You really don’t want to see it go up in flames because of a careless mistake! [More] Don’t Burn the Dinghy!
For many cooking fires, a fire blanket will do a better job of extinguishing it than a fire extinguisher, without the corrosive mess to clean up. [More] Why Have a Fire Blanket
Many wonderful cruising areas don’t have much in the way of trash service. And so you have to do it yourself. Here are a few tips on responsibly burning what you can. [More] Burning Trash
Learn how to use your fire extinguisher BEFORE you need it — it’s five minutes that could save your life some day! [More] Using a Fire Extinguisher