A,B,C’s of Water Safety

poolLooks like we’re going to have another toasty week, with temperatures ranging from the low-100’s to 110 plus! Phew! A lot of us may find some relief by jumping into a cool pool or maybe one of our state’s fabulous lakes. But before you take that refreshing plunge, you may want to take a quick refresher on the A,B,C’s of water safety…..particularly if there are kids near the water.

Did you know our state ranked fourth in the nation last year for the most child deaths due to drowning? Below are a list of links to stories on water safety including several with safety tips. Take a few minutes to read them over and then let us know what you think Generating dialogue around the health stories making headlines is another way we are working toward our long-term goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

Summer water safety tips, and they’re NOT just for kids

Pinal County Building Safety stresses pool safety as temperature rise

Here are 8 things to remember about pool safety this summer

Know the Facts: Fatal Child Drownings by State

Glendale Fire Department raises awareness about water safety in annual walk

Firefighters push ABC’s of Water Safety as Tucson pools open for summer

How to keep your child safe around pools this summer

City of Phoenix kicks off summer with a safety-centered splash

Staying safe in the water

Heading to a pool? Follow these safety tips for a safe swim



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