Reliable Resources on Pool Safety:
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Pool Safely: Simple Steps Saves Lives
What is the City of Carrollton doing to ensure pool safety?
The week before Memorial Day (May 22-28) has been designated Health and Safe Swimming Week and the month of May is designated as National Water Safety Month. The goal of these two events is to maximize the health benefits of swimming by promoting health swimming and bring awareness to safe water recreation habits.
From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States - about ten death per day. About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.
The City of Carrollton Fire Rescue (CFR) encourages parents to watch young children while in the bath and to designate a responsible adult to supervise their kids when swimming or playin or around the water.
Members of the CFR were recently commended in recognition of their heroic efforts in saving the life of a drowning child. Stay tuned for more information.