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Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Tips

  • The adult who is watching should do just that—watch.
  • Have a phone in the pool area to place emergency calls; do not leave for even a second to answer the phone.
  • Do not talk on the phone or even read a book or magazine while watching children around the pool.
  • Do not depend on toy flotation devices (like floaties that go on a child’s upper arm) for lifesaving; because they contain air, they are just like other pool toys.
  • Make sure the gate or door that leads to the pool is always locked. Interior fences provide an additional barrier and should have self-closing, self-latching gates.
  • Remember the A-B-C's for pool safety: Always have adult supervision around water.
  • Barrier fencing around your pool is extremely important.
  • CPR: get involved—take a CPR class.
  • Supervision is needed around ALL bodies of water: Never allow your children to play around canals; they are deep and have strong undercurrents.
  • Never leave your children while bathing them in the tub or sink. Always have everything you need on hand before you start their bath.
  • Children can also drown in buckets, the toilet, or even the dog’s water dish.
  • The best drowning prevention tip is to always know where your children are, especially when around water.

More on Pool Barriers and Fence Ordinance:

For information on Glendale’s new pool barrier/fence ordinance, please consult the City of Glendale Municipal Code Book.

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  • Click here to schedule a presentation about water safety (pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

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