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CPSC Report Finds Steady Rise in Fatal Child Drownings

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the need for continued vigilance in combating child drownings, particularly as many families prepare to spend more time at home this summer to curb the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.  Child drownings remain the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4 years old.

CPSC’s new data shows that there were, on average, 379 reported pool-or-spa-related fatal drownings per year for 2015 through 2017, involving children younger than 15 years old.

Most Drowning Fatalities Occurred in a Residential Setting; Many Attributed to Gap in Adult Supervision

Most Drowning Fatalities Occurred in a Residential Setting; Many Attributed to Gap in Adult Supervision

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Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett Initiates Effort to Clean-up Lot by Norman Smith Elementary School

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – A pool sized concrete hole next to Norman Smith Elementary School was recently turned into a safe, green, usable space. District 5 Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett took the initiative to make calls inquiring what could be done to make changes to the area shortly after being elected in fall 2018.

Since closing the public pool next to Norman Smith Elementary in August 2015, the empty lot which once contained an active outdoor swimming pool, had fallen into disrepair and became an eyesore to the area.

Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett at the cleaned up lot.

Montgomery County Commissioner Rashidah Leverett at the cleaned up lot.

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APSU pool open for 2018 season

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Pool season is officially here, which means summer is even closer. The pool at the APSU Foy Fitness and Recreation Center opened Tuesday, April 17th, to students, members and the Clarksville community.

APSU Foy Fitness and Recreation Center pool passes available this year to the entire Clarksville and Fort Campbell communities. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

APSU Foy Fitness and Recreation Center pool passes available this year to the entire Clarksville and Fort Campbell communities. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows how Quickly and Silently Children Can Drown Inside the Home

 

“But I was only gone for a moment…”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says every year, nearly 90 children drown inside the home, and two-thirds of these deaths occur in the bathtub. A child can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, and it happens quickly and silently. Every one of these tragedies is preventable.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers about hidden drowning hazards for small children in and around the home. Too many deaths are associated with common household products.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds everyone to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Weekend

 

On average, more than 20 children drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4th

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – In anticipation of family gatherings around public and residential pools during the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign is urging parents and children to follow 10 steps to stay safer when spending time in or near the water.

According to media reports and data compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, at least 152 children younger than 15 fatally drowned in a swimming pool or spa this year, with at least 86 of those fatal drownings happening since Memorial Day weekend.

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Clarksville American Red Cross Chapter issues Safety Tips for 4th of July Holiday Weekend

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – The long Fourth of July holiday weekend is just ahead and the American Red Cross has steps you can follow to stay safe when enjoying the fireworks or heading to the pool.

Fireworks Safety – The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public fireworks show put on by professionals. Stay at least 500 feet away from the show.

Fireworks

Fireworks

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Tennessee Department of Health says make a Healthy Splash this Summer; Share the Fun, Not the Germs

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Many public pools in Tennessee and around the country open for the season on Memorial Day. While swimming is a fun way to be active and beat the heat, thousands of Americans get sick every year from germs found in pools and other swimming places.

The Tennessee Department of Health joins the observance of Healthy and Safe Swimming during the Memorial Day Weekend to spread the word about helping keep swimming sites safe and healthy.

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Dunbar Cave State Park to build Butterfly Garden

 

Dunbar Cave seen from across Swan LakeClarksville, TN – If you have visited Dunbar Cave State Park lately, you will have noticed that the back plaza area has been dug up and is mainly a pile of dirt. This area is being prepared for a Butterfly Garden.

When Dunbar Cave was bought in 1973 and turned into a state park, the area in front of the bath house of the visitor center was a swimming pool. However, the pool was in such disarray that is was not economical to fix it. So the state decided to fill it in with dirt.

Dunbar Cave State Park prepares plaza area for new Butterfly Garden.

Dunbar Cave State Park prepares plaza area for new Butterfly Garden.

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Tennessee Department of Health says be Proactive, Prepared and Protected for Safe and Healthy Travel

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Many families and individuals spend the year planning for and dreaming of their spring or summer vacations. Trips to the beach, visits to faraway relatives and sessions at camp can be fun and exciting and the source of happy memories for years to come.

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USAA and MWR Summer Splash Family Pool Party

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – You are invited to join Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for the USAA and MWR Summer Splash Family Pool Party on July 28th from 12:00pm until 4:00pm. This exciting event will take place at the newly renovated Baldanado Swimming Pool, located at 2570 Screaming Eagle Boulevard.

There will be music, games, water inflatables, face painters and dancing. Tropical drinks and food will be available for purchase. Entry to this event is free. Please no unattended children, no alcohol, no glass bottles and no pets. There is no ATM on site. «Read the rest of this article»

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