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Pool Safety Tips

 
Pool Safety Tips

…“drownproof” because they have taken swimming lessons. Don’t allow barriers, such as fences or walls, give you a false sense of security regarding your child’s safety. There is No substitute for adult supervision. Learn Learn how to administer CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and other lifesaving techniques. To administer CPR correctly you must be properly trained. Know how to contact your local emergency medical…

Learn to Swim

 
Learn to Swim

…that parents should supervise a child who has learned to swim closely, even though they may appear independent in the water. Look for a facility that is clean, well-staffed, and emphasizes other layers of protection (such as supervision) as part of a complete water safety plan. No swimming instructor should ever make parents feels that their children are “drown-proof.” Swim Lessons This list is intended to provide a broad range of options for…

Officers

 

…vers on drowning prevention. She believes our biggest challenge in drowning prevention is educating families that this can indeed happen to them. No one is immune to a drowning at any age. Once someone recognizes the threat, supervision increases and layers of protection become a part of daily life. Michele has spent the last 15 years working with … read more Jay Arthur, DPCA Vice President Phoenix Fire Department (Retired) Jay Arthur retired…

Learn CPR

 
Learn CPR

…ncies, because immediate restoration of oxygen to the child’s brain is critical. Many believe that the process of learning or refreshing CPR also renews the importance of other water safety efforts for parents, such as supervision and fencing. Be sure to post CPR guidelines near your pool, in case of an emergency. CPR skills should be refreshed yearly, with certifications renewed every two years. Keeping up with new guidelines and medical…

Jul 032013
 
 July 3, 2013  News Stories Tagged with:

After a spike in reported drowning cases of children, state and local officials are urging adults to stay vigilant in their supervision of youngsters around bodies of water — even in water as shallow as two inches. Officials from the Florida Department of Children and Families are investigating 19 cases of children drowning from January to June in the 12 counties of its Central Florida region. That’s more than double the number of cases…

Water SMART Babies

 
Water SMART Babies

…protection for families to reduce the risk of drowning. The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona launched Water SMART Babies in 2011 to help healthcare providers present comprehensive water safety education that includes supervision, barriers and classes to parents simply and easily. Water SMART Babies was originally developed in Broward County, Florida, where an 87% reduction in drowning was achieved in its first year of implementation. In…

About DPCA

 
About DPCA

…, barriers alone aren’t enough. Watch: Drowning occurs suddenly and without warning. There is usually no splash and no cry. Most drowning victims are missing for less than five minutes before their absence is noted. Constant supervision is the ONLY way to reliably prevent drownings. Learn: When an incident occurs, survival depends on a quick and proper response. Knowing and using proper CPR (and being certified every year) gives you the best…

Michele Long, DPCA Vice President
Mesa Fire and Medical Department

 
 July 23, 2013
Michele Long, DPCA Vice President<br />Mesa Fire and Medical Department

…vers on drowning prevention. She believes our biggest challenge in drowning prevention is educating families that this can indeed happen to them. No one is immune to a drowning at any age. Once someone recognizes the threat, supervision increases and layers of protection become a part of daily life. Michele has spent the last 15 years working with the Mesa Fire and Medical Department. Currently, she is the Division Director of Fire and Life…

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 August 16, 2008  Tagged with: , , ,
Safe Kids Tucson

…, all water incidents are preventable. Water Safety is for You! Each April, Safe Kids Tucson partners with eight area schools to teach an integrative first grade curriculum that reinforces the ABCs of Water Safety: A = Adult Supervision B = Barriers around pools, spas and hot tubs C = Classes; swim lessons and life saving CPR classes Through funding secured by donations and grants, over 800 children participate in this exciting life saving…

Safety Devices

 

Blocking access to water hazards is an important step to protecting your children in case lapses of supervision occur. To learn more about the options to barriers, please read the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Layers of Protection Position Paper. Your city may have passed a barrier code ordinance. To find out what the rules may be in your area, check out the map. To purchase barriers or to hire a professional: Pool fencing, look…