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Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition

The Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition external link(SNCDPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing Southern Nevada’s high child drowning rate.

On average, eight children have drowned each year in Southern Nevada since the year 2000. The majority of drowning victims were 4 years old or younger and the majority of the incidents occurred in a residential swimming pool.

Mission

The mission of the SNCDPC is to educate all citizens of the dangers backyard swimming pools pose to young children – in particular children 4 years old or younger – in order to ensure a safe environment for Southern Nevadans of all ages.

Membership

Members of the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition share a common interest in educating the public about the danger posed by backyard swimming pools and spas to small children. Our members understand the essential role that water safety awareness and education play in preventing drownings and water-related injuries.

Swimming pools and spas provide an excellent source of entertainment for children of all ages. By promoting the ABC&Ds of Drowning Prevention, which are simple steps to stay safe in and around the pool, our members hope Southern Nevada will be eventually drowning free.

Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition membership is open to the public. The membership dues to join the coalition are $25 for individuals and $50 for organizations. Email Dawn Rivard at rivarddawn@hotmail.com for more information.

Executive Board

Chairperson Gregory Blackburn North Las Vegas Building Safety
Vice Chairperson Brady Dehn Volunteer
Secretary Brianna Rukavina Clayre Foundation
Treasurer Alicia Garcia North Las Vegas Building Safety

Board of Directors

Adam Blackmore Henderson Parks & Recreation
Angela Summers Henderson Parks & Recreation
Anita Wood North Las Vegas City Council
Beverly Bolton North Las Vegas Fire Department
Cedric Williams North Las Vegas Fire Department
Dawn Rivard Volunteer
Gerri Schroder Henderson City Council
Mike Bernstein Southern Nevada Health District
Peggy Burger Volunteer
Sandra Baker Clark County Fire Department
Tara Phebus NV Institute for Children’s Research & Policy
Tim Szymanski Las Vegas Fire Department
Susan Brager Clark County Commission
Nancy Follis Volunteer

 


 

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