Fairfield police marine unit offers up boating safety tips
Fairfield Police Department's Marine Unit is offering up boating safety tips ahead of the July Fourth holiday weekend.
Police say boaters should have horns or a whistle, fire extinguisher, flares, and a throwable device on board.
Officials say there should be enough lifejackets on board for all passengers.
Children under 12 years old are required by state law to wear a lifejacket at all times.
Police say no one should operate a boat while drinking alcohol.
Officials say boaters should also pay attention to weather forecasts and sign up to receive alerts to their cellphones.