With temperatures heating up, enjoying water is the perfect way to cool off in the hot summer months, but it also comes with risks if the proper precautions are not taken.
Numbers released by Arizona-based Children’s Safety Zone already show that in 2021 alone there were 19 child and pediatric drownings. So far this year, from January to April, 43 water related incidents have been reported. Thirteen of them ended up being fatal, according to a press release.
Drowning is preventable, which is why the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department (QCFMD) encourages all residents to follow the ABCDs of water safety. This includes:
In the press release, QCFMD also provides the following additional tips:
If you find someone in any source of water:
If you are not trained to administer CPR, follow the instructions from the 911 operator until help arrives.
For additional information about QCFMD, visit QueenCreekAZ.gov/Fire.
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