HUNTINGTON - Officials say there is a new push to help keep families safe on the water this summer.

Huntington will begin its first safe boating week starting today.

Last July 4th, three children were killed in a boating accident in the Long Island Sound.

The goal of this safety week is to prevent similar tragedies.

The Town of Huntington is offering boating courses and classes on operating canoes, kayaks and paddle crafts.

More classes on boat safety and dealing with emergencies continue next week.