May is National Pool Safety Month

May is National Pool Safety Month and as pool season kicks into full swing, parents across the country are taking safety precautions to keep their kids safe around water. This topic is so timely and important as most drownings occur when the child was thought to be in the house and nowhere near the pool area.

An average of 279 children under five fatally drown each year. Drowning is still the number one killer in three states and stands at number two for the nation. 69% of pool related accidents occur while one or both parents are supervising their child and 77% of children who drown were seen 5 minutes or less before being missed and subsequently discovered in the pool. Life Saver Pool Fence Systems, Inc., the number one pool fence company in the world, is trying to change these alarming stats! But till it does, it would be smart for more and more people to consider making use of the Mississauga C2C First Aid Aquatics Training facility or something similar to learn CPR. If someone takes in too much water, saving them with CPR is extremely important. Improving their chance of survival.

Life Saver can provide the essential “Layers of Protection”: what parents/supervisors can do to prevent these preventable accidents from happening. A safety expert can come in-studio and showcase the best drowning prevention methods.