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Chandler Fire Dept. Drowning Prevention Campaign

In recent years, our community has come together to reduce the number of drowning incidents, especially those involving infants and young children. You can help prevent drownings by familiarizing yourself with the tips on this page, by watching our videos, and by learning CPR. 

  • Streaming Video Drowning Prevention 
    In this award-winning video, CFD and Chandler Aquatics share information that will help keep you and your loved ones safe around water. Secure. Supervise. Train.
    Watch now ...
  • ‚ÄčStreaming Video Sprinkler's Clubhouse
    Sprinkler and his pal Dusty the Dragon learn how to be safe around water.
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 The Key to Preventing Child Drowning Incidents

Remember this phrase:
  Remember:  Eye to Eye to Supervise
Direct adult supervision is the best way to protect children from drowning. Never leave your child unattended in or near any pool, tub or other body of water.
You can prevent a water tragedy by "being" or "designating" a "Water Watcher." Always have eye-to-eye contact with anyone you are watching in or around any kind of water, and don't allow anything to distract you. 
Your home should also use effective barriers, such as a pool fence, plus self-closing, self-latching and locking mechanisms on gates and doors. Latches need to be out of the reach of children. However, don’t allow barriers such as fences and doors to give you a false sense of security. You should know how to swim and teach age appropriate children to swim. Everyone should learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 
The fact is, drownings are preventable. Please help the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department stop the pain of child drownings.    


  • Water and Pool Safety Tips
    Children can drown in as little as one inch of water and are therefore at risk of drowning in bathtubs, buckets, diaper pails, toilets, and other places where there may be some water accumulated. Whether enjoying pool time with family and friends, exercising, playing water sports, or learning to swim, everyone needs to be mindful of the potential for incidents and drownings in pools and spas.
  • Drowning Prevention for Kids
    In the pool, at the beach or even in your bathroom, water can be dangerous to your kids if you don’t take the right precautions. Drowning can happen any time of year, but parents need to be particularly vigilant during warmer months, when the number of drownings skyrockets.  
  • Swim Lessons in Chandler
    The Chandler Aquatics Program offers swim lessons throughout the year at its pools and aquatic centers. The lesson program offered by the City of Chandler follows the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim and Parent & Child Aquatic program. 
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  • Pool Fences
    Pool fences can provide you, your children and pets with an added layer of protection and safety.
      *  Chandler Pool Barrier Guidelines (PDF)
    Programs are also available to help low income residents with pool fence installation or repairs. For more information, contact or call 602-631-4843.
  • More water safety tips and online resources here!

Additional online resources to assist you ...

Water and Pool Safety Tips
Swim Lessons in Chandler