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Recent Study shows Florida second in the country in Swimming Pool Drowning Deaths. Pool Fence and Pool Fencing in Tampa Bay saves lives
WASHINGTON, DC – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202
children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the
United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming
Foundation. Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5.
The latest media-reported figures are consistent with the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) annual Submersion Report, and show that young children
and toddlers are especially vulnerable to drowning. Drowning is the leading
cause of unintentional death among children 1 to 4 years of age and it is the
second leading cause of death for children from 5 to 14 years old.
“The time is now to turn the tide on child drownings,” said CPSC Chairman
Inez Tenenbaum. “In warm weather states and indoor swim parks, pools are still
open. Let’s work together to prevent drownings by putting up barriers and
having eyes-on supervision of children in and around the water.”
CPSC’s national Pool Safely campaign reinforces important safety
steps: fence all pools, stay close to children in the water, be alert, and
teach children how to swim.
Media-reported drownings show that during the summer of 2013, the following
states suffered the largest number of pool and spa drownings involving children
younger than 15 (figures may not account for all fatalities):
The Pool Safely campaign provides information on the simple steps that
parents, caregivers, and pool owners should take to ensure that children and
adults stay safe in and around pools and spas:
The Pool Safely campaign was launched in 2010 to raise awareness about
pool and spa safety, as mandated by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa
Safety Act. The campaign has increased its focus on populations most at risk of
drowning. African American children between the ages of 5 and 19 are six times
more likely to drown in pools than white and Hispanic children that age,
according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Data from USA Swimming indicate that 70 percent of African American children,
60 percent of Hispanic children, and 40 percent of white children cannot swim.
Children who cannot swim are more likely to drown.
About Pool Safely:
The Pool Safely campaign is CPSC’s national public education and
information program to reduce child drownings, near-drowning and entrapment
incidents in swimming pools and spas. The campaign provides education about the
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act), federal
legislation mandating new requirements for public pools and spas. Parents,
caregivers and the media are encouraged to visit PoolSafely.gov or @PoolSafely on Twitter for vital safety
information regarding the prevention of child submersions in and around pools
September 5th, 2013
Pool Fences, covers and nets save lives in Tampa FL
A 3-year-old girl nearly lost her life in an East Lake community pool earlier
this month. Now, local organizations are teaming up with the hope of preventing future pool accidents in East Lake.
Representatives from East Lake Fire Rescue, the Safe Kids Coalition and
Florida Safe Pools will be visiting about 50 homes in the Brooker Creek Villas
subdivision on Tuesday, July 23 to spread awareness about pool safety.
They'll be going door-to-door to let residents know how to keep kids safe.
"We're trying to get face-to-face with everybody there," said East Lake Fire Rescue Chief Tom Jamison.
The toddler, who is from New York, was visiting her grandparents with her family. They were at the community pool on July 14 when the little girl was found under water. Jamison says it happened very quickly.
"They looked one minute and she was fine. They looked the next minute and she was at the bottom of the pool," he said.
It's estimated she was under water for about 30 seconds. The toddler's father performed CPR on his daughter and she was alert when East Lake firefighters arrived. However, she was flown to All Children's Hospital because of complications. She has since made a full recovery and is back at her home in New York.
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Story originallyposted by : http://eastlake.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/neardrowning-in-east-lake-prompts-pool-safety-campaign
By Natalie Tolomeo, Reporter
With school about to let out for the year, here’s some startling information
for parents that you’ll want to hear. Florida has the highest number of drowning
related deaths for children under 5 and since May is National Water Safety
Month, first responders want to get the word out on how to play it
It might seem like a fun day at the pool, but experts said if
you’re not careful that fun could quickly become tragedy.
According to the state health department, enough children to fill three or four preschool
classrooms won’t live to see their fifth birthday and that’s just in Florida.
Last year 45 people drown in Orange County. First responders said half were
children under 5 years old. In the first five months of this year, there have
been 10 drowning deaths.
“Anytime you have kids in the pool, never leave them unattended no matter
what,” said Lt. Eddie Brown from Orange County Fire Rescue.
Lt. Brown said parents should always keep doors leading out to the water
locked and know CPR just in case there’s an emergency.
He also said parents should keep a phone close by when supervising children
in the water.
“A lot of the drownings we have seen with kids, that’s the number one thing
that we hear. The parent got a phone call and they just ran in the house to
answer the phone,” said Brown. “A lot of people also look at drownings as pool
or the beach. But there are a lot of things around the home that also contribute
to drowning deaths.”
In fact, an infant can drown in just one inch of water. So if it's bath time
or not, first responders said never leave any water unattended in your home and
always stay within arm’s reach. Also, you can help by talking to your family and
“The best way to prevent drowning is to bring awareness to it,” said
You can also buy an area entry detector for the pool area. You install it on
the door or gate and whenever someone opens it, an alarm will sound letting you
know if a little one is headed near the water.
NOTE: A Pool fence, Pool Safety Gate, Pool Net and a Pool Cover all can prevent or at least help prevent accidental drowning.
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