Everyone please enjoy your holiday and remember to be safe!
Because of July’s weather most of us will be either in or near pools to stay cool. Last month along 36 drownings were reported in Texas alone. As we take a moment to say HELLO to the month of July, we also want this July to be one of our safest.
Please take a moment to read the tips from WatchKidsAroundWater.org
Here are indoor safety tips:
Never leave small children alone near any
container of water. This includes toilets, tubs,
aquariums, or mop buckets.
Keep bathroom doors closed and secure toilet
lids with lid locks.
Never leave a baby alone in a bath for any
reason. Get the things you need before
running water. Infants can drown in any
amount of water. So if you must leave the
room take the child with you.
Warn babysitters or caregivers about the
dangers of water to young children and stress
the need for constant supervision.
Make sure small children cannot leave the
house through pet doors or unlocked doors
and get to pools or hot tubs
Here are outside water safety:
Never leave children alone around with water
whether it is in a pool, wading pool, drainage
ditch, creek, pond or lake.
Constantly watch children who are swimming
or playing in water. They need an adult or
certified lifeguard watching and within reach.
Secure access to swimming pools. Use
fences, self-closing and latching gates, and
water surface alarms.
Completely remove pool covers when the
pool is in use.
Store water toys away from the water when
not in use so they don’t attract a small child.
Don’t assume young children will use good
judgment and caution around water.
Be ready for emergencies. Keep emergency
telephone numbers handy and learn CPR.
Find out if your child’s friends or neighbors
have home pools.
Enjoy your summer