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
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.
Stay safe when you’re exploring by dinghy by making sure you have the right gear aboard. The legal requirements are a bare minimum . . . here’s what else we carry! [More] Things to Carry in the Dinghy
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 without all the mess to clean up. Few boats carry one, although they’re not expensive. Take a look . . . [More] 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
Have you ever thought of what you’d do if you had a fire on your boat? What’s the first thing you’d do? [More] Fire Aboard!