to the BEST PARENTS & the BEST PEOPLE.
Drowning takes SECONDS and does not discriminate.
We must follow the layers of protection to prevent the leading cause of death of children ages 1-4. We never know which layer of protection will save a life until it does, so please - layer up!
Fences, self-closing/self-latching gates and secured doors with alarms can prevent young children from wandering into the pool/canal/lake.
Install locks at least 54 inches high (that’s 4 and 1/2 feet or 1.4 meters) on all doors, including sliding glass.
There Is No Substitute for Active Supervision! Actively supervise children in and around open bodies of water, giving them your undivided attention. IF YOUR CHILD IS MISSING, CHECK NEARBY POOLS and OTHER WATER AREAS FIRST.
To stay safer in the water, all family members should learn to swim well. Teach children NEVER SWIM ALONE and that they MUST have an adult with them near a pool/canal/lake.
Bystander CPR Saves Lives And Lessens Disability.
Get training in basic water rescue skills, first aid, and CPR. Have rescue equipment and a phone by the pool.
COVID 19 pandemic has forced more and more children to be kept home from schools and childcares. Children may be home for a protracted period. Children may be going to other caregivers who have water safety hazards without barriers in place.
Young children and inexperienced swimmers need to wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket (not water wings)
Las piscinas, mares, ríos son lugares para divertirse en familia. Para que todos se mantengan más seguros en y cerca del agua, es importante seguir sencillas medidas de seguridad.
Shallow Water Blackout is an underwater "faint" due to lack of oxygen to the brain brought on by holding your breath for a long period of time. Without immediate rescue, the swimmer quickly drowns.
How to Escape a Sinking Car: 4 Simple Steps – Every year, as many as 400 people drown in vehicles.
Collier County Water Safety Mascot!
Stewie teaches children how to be water safer in and around water!
50 children have drown in Collier County since 2010. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 in Collier. We will not stop until we achieve and sustain a ZERO drowning rate in Collier County.
To improve health outcomes and prevent injuries among children (0-18 years of age) within Collier County.
To facilitate and implement programs to combat childhood obesity, prevent childhood drowning and reduce SIDS.
Over 70 government, non-profit agencies and businesses have combined efforts for one common goal: create programs to serve the unmet needs of Collier’s youngest residents, with their help and support our Coalition will continue to make a difference in the lives of Collier County Children.
Working to keep children safe & healthy in Collier County!