Los Angeles Firefighters Support National Water Safety Month

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 |

May is National Water Safety Month, and the Los Angeles Fire Department is proud to support the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Safe Kids USA and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance in their effort to remind 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...

Los Angeles Firefighters agree that swimming is one of the best exercises and it also provides fun and enjoyment for friends and family, however as local temperatures warm up we want to remind everyone to get the most pleasure possible from swimming by following the Seven 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
Don't think it will happen to you? The Galvin family almost lost their youngest child, Brooks, in a tragic accident at their family's pool...

Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


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