Wednesday, August 22, 2007

City of Glendale Supports Drowning Awareness With Purple Ribbons

I wrote last month about The Pool Barrier Regulations in Arizona and then read this article last week about August being Drowning Awareness Month.  The article touches on the City of Glendale's efforts to raise awareness of drowning prevention during a month that is historically one of the highest-risk months of the year for drownings.  With all of the distractions of kids going back to school, drowning prevention tends to take a back seat.  Glendale officials have decided to wear purple ribbons to in an effort to raise awareness during the month of August.

The article also mentions that there have a been a total of 11 drowning so far this year, compared to a total of 10 for all of last year.  It is mind boggling to me how more and more drowning tend to happen year after year.  I just don't get it!!  As fire chief Mark Burdick says in the article, "We know it's 100 precent preventable, so it's frustrating and heartbreaking all at once."

Click Here to read the full article.

-Steve Nicks