Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

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.

  

Simulation of a child drowning emergency response.

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 Department stop the pain of child drownings.