As kids head to the swimming pool this summer, fire departments are urging parents to get involved to prevent a tragedy.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, says new data shows drownings lead the way as cause of unintentional deaths for children under five-years-old. A majority of them happened in residential in-ground pools. The Clay Fire Territory is reminding people of seven rules for swimming pool safety that can help reduce the chance of death and when enjoying swimming pools this summer.
The release said local YMCAs can provide swimming lessons. The Red Cross, Heart Association and Clay Fire can assist with CPR classes.With a few simple precautions, the entire family can enjoy their backyard swimming pools and all children can be safe from swimming pool accidents.