Summertime Fun and Safety

Summertime is here and that means people are out at the beach, children are having fun at camp, and just about everybody is enjoying their time in the pool. However, what comes with fun also comes with risks. Each year, over 3000 people drown in pool-related accidents. Children are especially prone to accidents around the pool, and several measures should be taken to ensure their safety. The first precaution that should be taken is teaching children how to swim, as they are at about eighty-eight percent lower risk of having a pool related accident with proper lessons. Supervision from adults is crucial, and the rules established around the water should be strictly enforced. If a situation does occur in which somebody is found unable to breath, it’s essential that 911 is called immediately. While seeking medical help is extremely important, the most invaluable asset for a drowning victim is having a person who can provide the proper CPR skills and first aid to that person immediately. BHCPR offers the classes that will teach you the necessary techniques that may help you save somebody’s life this summer and beyond.