Submit Your Close Call / Near Miss
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
number of years ago, when we were living and working in the Tampa Bay
area of Florida, I was intimately involved in a child-drowning
prevention program. I was blown away at the number of responses we made
to these types of calls and how, in many respects, little to nothing was
being done from an educational and prevention standpoint.
developed a great program that continues today-one that measurably
recued the incidents, with a very strong focus on drowning prevention
for kids. The main focus was "eyes always on kids" a well as the
establishment of physical barriers to water/pool etc where it would be
an absolute hassle for an adult to reach--with the theory that if it was
tough for an adult (several locks, hatches, doors etc) it would be
impossible for a kid. Today, technology, alarms and motion detectors
help the effort of responsible adults helping prevent drowning's of
the many resources we used to educate people on how quickly a child can
end up in water, nothing (other than being on a scene) I had seen
(until now) could have the impact of this video:
PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO - a security camera "witnesses" a child that ends up in the water. Please watch, share, copy, post and pass this on.
Trust me. This video does it.
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warmer weather coming, now is the time to blast this stuff all over
your town via whatever means you have. While we may "love" responding to
calls, this is the kind of run no firefighter or medic ever wants to
turn out on.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
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