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Being in the middle of a heatwave and in the middle of summer, is a critical time for safety around the ocean and backyard pools. Our guard may be down as summer winds down, but this is a key time to review ways to keep safe, especially where children are.Chief Steven Pinch and the Union Fire District of South Kingstown like to remind residents to take proper precautions and adhere to all regulations regarding swimming pools.
The American Red Cross reports that more than 200 children drown in swimming pools each year. Additionally, drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Union Fire District reminds residents to follow these safety regulations and recommended precautions:
For more swimming safety tips courtesy SafeKids.org, click here.