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Sep. 12, 2012

Drowning Prevention PSA Earns Media Award

CHANDLER, Ariz. --- The Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (APRA) awarded the Media Award to the City of Chandler for a Drowning Prevention video produced collaboratively between the Aquatics Division, Chandler Fire Department and Chandler Channel 11.

This award honors significant and sustained efforts at providing positive public exposure and education on the values of parks, recreation and cultural services.

The drowning prevention video appealed directly to the public by providing three easy steps to educate parents: Secure, Supervise and Train. The video was produced internally in a fire fighter’s backyard pool with several children and staff members.

The script was written by Aquatic Coordinator Hillary Bellus in partnership with Aquatic Coordinator Traci Tenkely and Fire Battalion Chief Brad Miller. Tenkely and Miller also hosted the show, which was shot and edited by Video Production Specialist Stacy Sacco.

The winning video is available on the Chandler Recreation YouTube Channel at: