First responders and leading healthcare provider combine resources to save lives across southern Nevada.
On Friday, May 22, the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters joined with Henderson Hospital to officially launch this year’s Safe Pools Rule! campaign.
Safe Pools Rule! was created in 2011 by the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters in response to the need for a community-based safety campaign centered around drowning prevention. Drowning is a leading cause of preventable and unintentional death for young children in southern Nevada and Safe Pools Rule! sends a concise message to help keep everyone safe. The message of the program is comprised of the three P’s:
Patrol—Most tragedies occur within seconds. Always designate an adult to actively watch children in the water.
Protect—Installing four-sided pool fencing, door alarms, locks, and other safety measures provide defensive barriers between children and the pool.
Prepare—Put your summer safety plan in place early by enrolling in child swimming lessons and adult CPR classes. Also, ensure every water watcher knows how to call 911 in case of emergency.
“Henderson Hospital is proud to partner with the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters for their annual Safe Pools Rule! campaign,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO of Henderson Hospital. “Safe Pools Rule! provides a platform for our hospital to share insight from the healthcare perspective and reiterate the importance of a community-based campaign that is focused on the wellbeing of our most precious assets, our children.”
“We are honored to have Henderson Hospital as a partner for our 2020 Safe Pools Rule! campaign,” said Dan Pentkowski, president of the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters. “As temperatures rise, families begin enjoying their residential pools, and community pools slowly re-open, it is crucial everyone follows the 3 P’s of water safety. Together, we can have a safe and fun summer!”
To learn more about the Safe Pools Rule! campaign, follow the Henderson Professional Fire Fighters on Facebook at Facebook.com/HendersonFire and Henderson Hospital at Facebook.com/HendersonHospitalNV .