Summertime Safety-Patrol, Protect, Prepare

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Summertime safety is about more than SPF. Drowning remains the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for young children in Southern Nevada. Make summer fun for everyone with these three steps —PATROL, PROTECT, PREPARE

Patrol. Most tragedies occur in seconds, the time it takes to answer the phone, grab a towel, or check in on social media. Always designate an adult to actively watch children in the water.

Protect. Installing four-sided pool fencing, door alarm, locks, and other safety measures provide defensive barriers between your child and the pool. Visit GetHealthyClarkCounty.org for a link to pool safety requirements.

Prepare. Create your summer safety plan ahead of the game by enrolling in child swimming lessons, adult CPR classes, and ensure every water watcher knows how to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

Protect your family with helpful info on our drowning prevention website.

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