Water Safety Tips during National Water Safety Month
As the warm weather comes to Newaygo County, residents and visitors will be hitting the many rivers, lakes and pools in the area. May is National Water Safety Month and the Newaygo Fire Department wants to ensure community members have a safe, enjoyable time.
From 2005-2014, there were about an average of 10 unintentional drowning deaths per day in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control. And one in five of those who die from drowning are under the age of 14.
“We want families to have a safe, enjoyable time while participating in water-related activities,” said Jason Wolford, Chief of Newaygo Fire Department. “It’s important that those heading out on the water for the day are prepared in case of an emergency.”
Whether you are enjoying the many natural water features or a pool, take these simple steps to reduce the risk of water-related accidents: