With summer here so many of you will be spending more time in and around water. We here at Storage World want you to stay safe this summer. We found that the American Red Cross is a great resource for water safety. According to them, “The best thing you can do to help your family stay safe is to enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons. Contact the Training Support Center at 1-800-RED-CROSS or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The Red Cross has the following safety tips for when you are in or around water:
Make Water Safety Your Priority. You can do this by swimming in areas with a lifeguard, always swim with a buddy, make sure you wear a lifejacket if you are boating, and avoid alcohol.
Prevent Unsupervised Access to the Water. Put a fence around your pool with a gate, or cover it if it is an above ground pool. Make it inaccessible to others when you are not around.
Maintain Constant Supervision. Watch your children even if there is a lifeguard and always stay an arms length away from small children.
Know What to Do in an Emergency. Always check the pool first if someone is missing and then call 911. Every second in the water counts. It’s a great idea to enroll in a CPR class. You never know when you may need it.
It would be helpful to print these safety tip sheets to share with your friends and family. They can be downloaded from the Red Cross website as well.
- Home Pool Safety (also available in Spanish)
- Choosing a Safe Place to Swim (also available in Spanish)
- How to Respond to a Water Emergency
- Watching Children Around Water
- Water Safety in the Home
- Choosing a Life Jacket
Your friends at Storage World wish you a safe and happy summer! Don’t forget to store your floats, boats, and pool supplies with us at the end of the summer!