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Archive for June, 2007

Another Line Of Defense For Your Pool

The kids are splashing and playing in the pool and the adults are busy seeing to it that everyone is safe. We notice this time of year that many folks have “flown the coop” for vacations and such.

We had a situation where a nearby home with a pool was vacated for a time. The pool is screened in and one of the kids wandered away to do some “kid research”.

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An Ounce Of Prevention – Swimming Pool Fences

This is the story of a friend of mine, whose child drowned a few years ago after his birthday party. The parents had finished the party and locked the doors, which were also equipped with alarms. The child’s aunt went outside to cook a hamburger on the barbeque. She opened the doors, disarmed the alarms and began to barbeque. She forgot to close the door when she went inside and the child went outside to the swimming pool and fell in.

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Water Safety Tips from California’s Consumnes Fire Department

The Fire Department in Cosumnes, California has provided several tips to insure that your children are safe this summer while near water:

  • Designate an adult to keep their eyes on the water and the kids during social gatherings.
  • Learn CPR. Every second counts in an emergency.
  • Know which friends and neighbors have swimming pools. Make sure your child will be supervised by an adult when visiting their pool.

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Pool Safety Bill Encourages States To Adopt Pool Safety Laws

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has introduced a new bill designed to put pool safety fences around all swimming pools, hot tubs and whirlpools. Her main purspose of this proposed legislation is to raise the nation’s awareness of pool safety.

U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schultz became alarmed by the number of pool drowning deaths when she served in the Florida Legislature. She pushed through a state law in Florida that required all new residential swimming pools to be built with one of four safety features:

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