Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages one to four in Florida.
Since the summer of 2023, the Seminole County Fire Department, in partnership with the Gunner Martin Foundation and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Community Foundation, have distributed nearly 400 door/pool alarms at local libraries.
In partnership with the Seminole County Community Health Division the grant will support:
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The first and most crucial layer of protection means a responsible adult is always actively watching when a child is in or near a pool. The Seminole County Fire Department provides free “Water Watcher” wearable lanyards/cards to designate adults for supervision. This is extremely important during parties around pools.
A child should never be able to enter the pool area unaccompanied by an adult. Barriers physically block a child from a pool. Barriers include child-proof locks on all doors, a pool fence with self-latching and self-closing gates, as well as door and pool alarms.
With so many opportunities to swim in Central Florida, classes on swim instruction are extremely important, no matter your age. Classes are available throughout Seminole County and many foundations provide swim lesson scholarships. There are various options for swim lessons, including ISR, community pools, the YMCA, Goldfish Swim School, Swim Sprout, etc., and other private instructors.* Taking a CPR class is also important as performing CPR immediately is essential to the chain of survival.
*SCFD does not endorse or is not affiliated with any organization or instructor.
Seminole County Fire Department Firefighter Chris Martin: