July 2, 2010
The summer months are always marked by an increase in child drowning deaths and near-drowning incidents in swimming pools, lakes and large containers of water commonly found around the house.
In response to this, Vice Mayor Michael Nowakowski, along with sponsors Radio Campesina, SRP and Azteca America, is conducting a Summer Safety Campaign to educate families about the dangers of leaving children unsupervised around water. These sessions and other information provided by the city in English and Spanish will offer the tools to take effective and preventive measures in the event of a crisis.
Lessons at the Summer Safety Campaign information sessions include: how to create barriers between children and pools; things to be aware of such as full five gallon buckets and toilet seats; where to go for swimming lessons; CPR training; how to respond during a drowning incident; and more.
- July 3, Maryvale Pool, 4444 N. 51st Ave. 5 – 7 p.m.
- July 10, El Prado Pool, 6428 S. 19th Ave. 5 – 7 p.m.
- July 22, YMCA Pool, 2919 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, 10 a.m. - noon
- July 31, Roosevelt Pool, 6246 S. Seventh St. 1 - 9:30 p.m. (includes a “Movie in the Park”)
For more information, visit the city of Phoenix Fire Department’s website at phoenix.gov/fire/watersafe.html or call the District 7 Office at 602-262-7492.