Committee members are appointed for a three-year term. Members serve as the point of contact between the field offices in division staffs and the Water Safety Products Advisory Committee (WSPAC). During scheduled meetings, representatives report on their respective Divisions. Statistics, product ideas, success stories, and other pertinent data are shared. Brainstorming sessions are held, future product ideas are selected, and members are assigned to subcommittees. Subcommittees work together throughout the year to make the water safety product line a reality. The WSPAC Web site lists available products, highlights success stories, and provides answers to questions presented from the field.
Two committee meetings are held each year. A weeklong WSPAC meeting is generally held at the discretion of the program manager. The second meeting is held in conjunction with the International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS). At the IBWSS meeting, the NWSPAC committee hosts the Corps breakout session showcasing the latest water safety products. Each district or project is responsible for funding the IBWSS trip. The weeklong meeting is funded by the National Operations Center (NOC) with location sites rotating throughout the divisions.
As members of the WSPAC, participants get the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of talented people from across the United States. The members are rewarded with excellent camaraderie, challenges, and accomplishments as part of the committee.
At a Glance
News / Current Issues
Policy & Procedures
Good Enough to Share
National Water Safety Program (NWSP)
Water Safety Graphics Library
Junior Ranger Program
Bobber the Water Safety Dog
NWSP Marketing Plan
NWSP Partnering Strategic Plan
Water Safety Program Statistics
Training and Conferences
Division & District POCs
Student Conservation Association Public Safety Intern Training
Army Summer Safety