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Drownings “I didn’t know…” That YOU Should Know

June 15th, 2017 by greatadmin

I didn't know...

THE BIG PROBLEM TODAY IS THAT:

  • Water safety is not common sense, yet it is assumed to be ‘common sense’
  • The mass population does not know or understand that drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death in the U.S. and the world.

Most people do not know these water safety basics:

Top 10 Basics

  1. WHO Report & CDC Statistics
  2. Males 80% – Red Cross Report – Men vs. Women
  3. True Swimming Ability – 54% of Americans
  4. The Signs of Drowning
  5. Drowning Survival Strategy – Flip, Float, Follow – Floatation is the Key!
  6. Water hazards – Surf, dangerous currents, cold water, ice, etc.
  7. Water Safety – Swim near a lifeguard, life vest, rescue equipment, First responders/call boxes.
  8. Rescue Breaths – Compression Only Not Sufficient
  9. Basic Water Rescue – ‘would-be’ rescuers often become drowning victims
  10. Compassion


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