This summer, The Cleburne Fire Department is encouraging residents to prevent childhood drowning by lifeguarding their children.
Cleburne Fire joined fire departments across Johnson County to recognize May 2019 as Lifeguard Your Child Month. The County urges all citizens “to support the efforts to prevent further needless child deaths from drowning.”
Texas is the leading state when it comes to childhood pool drownings. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in children ages 14-and-under. By partnering with Safe Kids North Texas and Cook Children’s, the Fire Department wants to make sure water fun remains fun and that parents and adults do their part to prevent drownings from happening.
Bath Time Safety
The most common time a child is in the water is for their bath. Even an inch of water is enough to cover a child’s nose and mouth.
A pool can be a great way to spend a hot summer day, make sure you and your family are prepared by following these safety tips.
Open Water Safety
Who doesn’t love jumping into open water like Lake Pat Cleburne. Make sure to follow these safety tips before your next visit to a lake or the beach.
For more safety tips visit LifeguardYourChild.org.