MCFRS News Release

S O S - Summer of Safety

Pool Safety: July 4th Weekend – Swimming Pools will be popular!

Last night a seven year old Colesville boy drowned in a private home swimming pool.  This was one of several drowning incidents that have occurred so far this year since the Memorial Day weekend in Montgomery County.  There have been 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. A startling fact is that nearly 9 out of 10 fatal events occur during a brief lapse in supervision; indeed a child can drown in a matter of seconds.

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