TAKE A CLASS   |   GET A VESSEL EXAM   | CONTACT US |   NOT A MEMBER? JOIN NOW!

March 2010

Flare for recycling

New life for expired flares

Scratching your head about what to do with expired flares? Here are a few ideas to help you put them to good use.

To safely dispose of expired flares, I prefer to hold a flare shoot. That way, squadron members can learn to use flares in a supervised venue.

Be sure to obtain permission from the appropriate local agencies to hold the shoot. Advise the Coast Guard, police and fire departments, and 911 dispatchers of the event’s time and location in case they receive reports from people seeing the flares.

If an organized flare shoot isn’t an option, check with your local fire department. They may be able to use expired flares for educational or training purposes. If they won’t take them, they may know of another agency that will.

If all else fails, contact state and local public works departments, police departments, local marinas, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Get ready to show your colors in this true blue USPS tee!

Round turn with two
half hitches

Another basic mariner’s knot, the round turn with two half hitches is simple to tie, easy to learn and holds fast in most situations.

MORE >>

Archive | USPS website | Privacy Policy | Change e-mail address | Subscribe | Unsubscribe

ISSN 1946-1313 ©2010 United States Power Squadrons. All rights reserved.

1504 Blue Ridge Road • Raleigh, NC 27622 • 888-367-8777

Boating is fun ... we’ll show you how!

Visit USPS Compass Online Visit United States Power Squadrons online