CLAREMONT, NH – According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under the age of four. “Whether it’s in a tub or a pool, water of any depth can be dangerous for kids,” said James Chamberlain, a lieutenant with the Claremont Fire Department and President of Local 1571.
Professional fire fighters of Claremont advise that by taking proper precautions, accidental drowning can be prevented.
Your professional fire fighters of Claremont have joined Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” campaign to create greater awareness of water safety and protect children from accidental drowning. This Water Safety campaign offers safety tips and other resources, including bathtub safety, how to identify “dry drowning” and how to keep your swim area safe.
“It’s also important to know how these water deaths in children are happening. This is critical information that all caretakers of young children should know,” said Michael Snide, professional firefighter for the CFD.
Important safety tips include:
“Kids love to make a splash, but they often don’t know their limits. That’s why we need to actively watch them when they’re in and around water,” said Scott Kenniston, professional fighter with the CFD.
For more information about water safety, visit http://makesafehappen.com.
For potentially life-threatening situations, call 9-1-1 so fire fighters and paramedics can respond quickly when lives are in danger.
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