As summer is quickly approaching, it’s time to think about pool safety. If you have a pool at your home or are lucky enough to have access to one, we’d like to share some facts that are both critical and perhaps surprising. We have excerpted some information here, but to read more, please see Unintentional Childhood Drowning.
- For the years 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.
- About one in five people who die from drowning is a child 14 or younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.
- Children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates. In 2009, among children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, more than 30% died from drowning. Among children ages 1 to 4, most drownings occur in home swimming pools. Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children 1-4 than any other cause except congenital anomalies.
- Among those 1-14, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes.
We know that you are concerned with keeping children safe. So are we. When children are playing in a pool or in a pool area there is a lot of happy noise to be heard. Sometimes it’s so happy that it’s almost deafening! While having fun is a wonderful part of life – and childhood – if the noise might drown out a child calling in distress, or you might not hear your child at all, this could signal a serious problem. Since children should always be watched while in this situation, if you turn away for even a moment you could be inviting danger. With a Yacker Tracker installed you will be able to monitor the noise level at all times. You set the limit of acceptable noise and you set it so that you can clearly hear the ongoing activity. If the area is larger, you may want more than one Yacker Tracker. There is nothing more dearly than the life of your child. Show all of the children, and adults, how the Yacker Tracker works and have a safer experience at the pool. Marco Polo!
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by AGI – Attention Getters, Inc™