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Henderson Fire Fighters unite with hospital for launch of pool campaign

What you should know about dry drowning
Posted at 1:49 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 16:57:34-04

On May 22, the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters joined with Henderson Hospital to officially launch this year’s Safe Pools Rule! campaign.

Safe Pools Rule! was created in 2011 by the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters in response to the need for a community-based safety campaign centered around drowning prevention.

Drowning is a leading cause of preventable and unintentional death for young children in southern Nevada and Safe Pools Rule! sends a concise message to help keep everyone safe.

The message of the program is comprised of the three P’s:

• Patrol—Most tragedies occur within seconds. Always designate an adult to actively watch children in the water.

• Protect—Installing four-sided pool fencing, door alarms, locks, and other safety measures provide defensive barriers between children and the pool.

• Prepare—Put your summer safety plan in place early by enrolling in child swimming lessons and adult CPR classes. Also, ensure every water watcher knows how to call 911 in case of emergency.

To learn more about the Safe Pools Rule! campaign, follow the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters on Facebook at Facebook.com/HendersonFire and Henderson Hospital at Facebook.com/HendersonHospitalNV.