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This holiday season, give the gift of peace of mind

Are any of these items on your shopping list?
December 7, 2016
Holiday toys.

This year, give your friends and family something a little outside the box! Give the gift of safety and security. We’ve rounded up three holiday giving ideas to help make life go a little more smoothly:

 

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

You can find this and other types of weather radios in electronics stores and online.
You can find this and other types of weather radios in electronics stores and online. (Midland)

These life-saving radios broadcast immediate warnings about tornadoes, floods, and even a chemical spill in your area. You also can turn them on anytime to get your local weather conditions and forecasts. 

The radios are available at electronics stores, marine supply stores, mail order catalogs and online retailers (NOAA does not sell the radios). Prices vary by model and options, but typically range between $20 and $80. You can program your radio to get alerts just for your area by using these codes.

 

Emergency Locator Beacon

Personal locator beacons can be the difference between life and death.
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If you want to ensure the safety of a mariner, pilot or weekend hiker, think about an emergency locator beacon. If you find yourself in peril and have one of these devices with you, NOAA can find and locate you by satellite as part of the Search and Rescue Satellite System

Since 1982, more than 35,000 people have been rescued worldwide under the satellite-aided tracking system. The beacons can be detected instantly and provide search and rescue personnel with vital registration information. They are easy to register and can be purchased from an online retailer or local marine store. Don't forget: You must register your 
beacon with NOAA, which can be done easily online

 

NOAA Diving Manual, Diving for Science and Technology, 5th Edition
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NOAA Diving Manual, Diving for Science and Technology, 5th Edition

This definitive encyclopedia of diving published by Best Publishing Company is a must-have for serious divers. Topics include diving equipment, breathing gas mixtures, safety, first aid, marine life and a history of diving. You can order the manual onlineoffsite link or by phone at 800-468-1055 ext.10. 

Happy Holidays!