Water and swimming pool safety

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Stay vigilant to prevent drowning and pool accidents

 These 4 simple tips can save a child's life:
  1. Always SUPERVISE children in or near pools, spas, and water.Swimming pool
  2. CREATE BARRIERS such as fences, gates and door locks around the water near your home.
  3. Teach your child to swim.  SWIM LESSONS give children basic survival skills.
  4. BE PREPARED for an emergency - know CPR, and have a phone near the pool.

CPR can mean the difference between life and death

In a child drowning emergency it’s critical to start CPR immediately in order to restore oxygen to the child's brain.  CPR can mean the difference between life and death.  Take a FREE CPR class this summer, courtesy of the Franklin Fire Department.  View the schedule here.

Water Safety Guide available

For a complete Water Safety Guide from Safe Kids USA, including pool safety, beach and boating safety, and water safety around the home, click here.

Prevent pool and spa drain entrapments

In 2011 several manufacturers recalled pool and in-ground spa drain covers that pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers. To learn more, please click here.