In 2004 of all children 1-4 years old who died, 26% died from drowning. (CDC 2006)
Fatal drowning remains the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1-14 years. (CDC2005)
Of all preschoolers who drown 70% are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75% are missing from sight for 5 minutes or less. (Orange County, CA Fire Authority)
These statistics are alarming.
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One of the most commonly asked question is what are the advantages of a mesh fence:
Mesh fencing is more affordable. For a nice powder coated wrought iron fence you would be spending quite a bit more money (several hundred more) than you would with the removable mesh fencing system. The mesh fencing system is completely see through and does not give you that “jail cell”
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Tonight, here in Tampa, one of our local news channels presented its annual awards to citizens who have made a difference in somebody’s life. One of the winners was a 5 year old boy who saved his 2 year old sister’s life when she fell into the family’s swimming pool. This family had a pool fence; however, it had the old-fashioned fold-back gate and the fold-back gate was left in the open position.
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