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May 31, 2013

MCFRS News Release

Close Supervision Key to Safety Around Water

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4 and itís the third leading cause of death among children

Montgomery County, MD - - - As summer arrives and pools are opening, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are urging residents to take proper precautions around the water and to diligently supervise children when they are around any water sources. Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or just learning how to swim, many water-related injuries can be avoided by knowing what to do and how to stay safe. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Department of Recreation are joining forces to promote the importance of water safety throughout the summer. Residents are urged to review these water safety tips to increase safety around the water: