MCFRS News Release

Pool Safety

Memorial Day Weekend - The Traditional Opening of Swimming Pools

Last year there were at least two (2) drowning incidents in Montgomery County, one in Rockville and the other in Germantown. There were many other near-drowning events, as well. Nationally, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death to children ages 14 and under, taking nearly 1,000 children s lives each year. For every drowning, it is estimated that there are four near-drowning that result in hospitalization.

Community and Residential Pool Safety Tips

Montgomery County residents can call the Pool Safety Hotline for a free evaluation of residential swimming pool. MCFRS Residential Pool Safety Hotline 240.777.2239

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/firerescue/sion/safetytips/poolsafety.pdf