Brushing Up on Water Safety For Kids
Swim, Bathe, & Play the Safe Way
Whether it’s in a tub, a toilet or a pool, water of any depth can be dangerous for kids. By taking the right precautions, you can protect them. According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), drowning is the number-one cause of accidental death in children under the age of four. Vista Fire advises residents to take proper precautions, so that accidental drowning can be prevented.
The Vista Fire Department has joined the Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen campaign to create greater awareness of water safety and to prevent children from accidental drowning. The Water Safety campaign offers safety tips and other resources, including bathtub safety, how to identify “dry drowning” and how to keep swim areas safe for children of different ages, locations, and risk category.
Important Safety Tips
- Always be in arm’s distance from your child
- Choose life jackets over water wings
- Stay clear of drains
- Install a fence around your home pool
- Learn CPR and first aid
- Always have a phone with you to call for help
For more information about water safety, visit http://makesafehappen.com.