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LCSO this week: Pool Safety

LCSO this week: Pool Safety
LCSO this week: Pool Safety
Posted at 6:40 AM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 14:02:46-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - Lieutenant Grady Jordan from the Leon County Sheriff's Office talks about the importance of pool safety as the temperatures get warmer. 

Children one to four years old are at greatest risk. They are very active and curious, learning new skills every day.  A child may fall in and drown silently without calling out for help.
 
The whole event can happen in just a minute or two.  Most of these drownings take place at the homes of parents, relatives or neighbors.  Fortunately, you can prevent toddler drowning by combining these two methods.
 
1.Safety Barriers
2.Adult Supervision
-Never leave a young child alone in or around a pool
-When young children are in or around the pool or spa, assign a “water watcher” to keep them in direct sight
-Get into the habit of keeping doors and gates leaving to water closed, even when using the pool or spa
-Be especially alert at the start and end of planned pool time for toddlers
-If a child is missing. ALWAYS look first in the pool or spa. Seconds count!
-Keep rescue equipment (Safety Ring, long pole) and a cordless phone next to the pool or spa.
-Know CPR
-Teach Children how to use 911
-Teach children to swim as early as possible