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Posted on: July 24, 2021
[ARCHIVED] National Drowning Prevention Week: Safety Isn’t Seasonal !
National Drowning Prevention Week: Safety Isn’t Seasonal !
Drowning prevention is a year-round effort. Always be safe in, on, and around water and ice. Always measure ice before going out on it. Avoid slushy ice, thawed ice that has recently refrozen, layered or rotten ice caused by sudden temperature changes and ice near moving water (i.e. rivers or currents). Wear buoyant suits with thermal protection to increase your chances of survival if you go through the ice. If you do not have one, wear a lifejacket over an ordinary snowmobile suit or layered winter clothing. No ice is without some risk. Even thick ice may be weak. Be sure to measure clear hard ice in several places. CLICK HERE to watch our video on ice safety!
Register yourself and your family in swimming lessons. Swimming is a life skill that lasts a lifetime!
Take a Lifesaving Society Bronze course to learn important self-rescue and first aid skills.
Call 780-865-4412 to register in a Bronze course today! ALSO Come down to the Pool to check out an ice rescue demo from the Fire Department between 4:00-6:30pm !!