Firefighters Remind You to 'Pool Safely'

Saturday, August 31, 2013 |

Click to learn more about Pool Safely...
The Los Angeles Fire Department joins the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and partner agencies in reminding every American to Pool Safely!

Pool Safely is a national public education effort to reduce child drownings, non-fatal submersions and entrapments in swimming pools and spas. Los Angeles Firefighters support this effort through their belief in the campaign slogan:

Simple Steps Save Lives...

The 7 Simple Steps to Pool Safely...    

  1. Constant Supervision
  2. Proper Fencing
  3. Pool & Spa Safety Covers
  4. Door, Gate & Pool Alarms
  5. Safety Drain Covers
  6. Swimming Lessons
  7. Learning CPR
To learn more, please visit:

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


Nancy Rigg said...

Please help us also promote drowning prevention in open water, including swiftly flowing rivers and streams. So many residents of Los Angeles have drowned this year in recreational rivers, please remind everyone to wear a properly fitted life vest, not just for whitewater rafting, but also for tubing, swimming, and wading in open rivers like the Kern River. Make sure kids also have on a life vest at ALL times near open water and are carefully supervised - within arm's reach - by adults who are focused on the water only, not on spreading out a picnic or setting up camp. Thanks!

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...


Thanks for the note. As a global authority on this issue, we are honored by your presence on the LAFD News & Information blog.

Though we focus repeatedly on diverse water safety issues on this blog, including a recent post on the need for everyone on the water to wear a life jacket, we can never do enough to minimize the heartache of these largely preventable incidents, which range in venue from bath tubs, buckets in closets and decorative fountains, to flood control channels, wild rivers and open fresh and salt water.

Please know that this particular 'Pool Safely' post was emblematic of our special partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Safe Kids USA and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. As such, it was highly focused on pools and spas, which as you correctly note, are but two of the many water dangers that face those of all ages.

Thank you Nancy, for your leadership in water safety, and for reminding us all that water safety is a year-round concern for everyone and everywhere.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

P.S. We encourage our readers to visit Nancy's blog:

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