Based on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's 2014 submersion report, an estimated 4,900 pool- or spa-related hospital emergency department-treated submersion injuries occurred each year from 2011-2013, and an average 390 pool or spa-related fatalities were reported per year from 2009-2011, involving children 15 and younger.
Of those, 76 percent of the reported fatalities and an annual average of 78 percent of the ED-treated injuries involved children younger than 5. While all of these drowning deaths are preventable, it is the average 47 percent of injuries and 75 percent of fatalities that occur in home swimming pools where your immediate action can make a difference.
- TEXAS IS NO. 1 IN THE NATION FOR CHILD POOL DROWNINGS
- TARRANT COUNTY IS NO. 3 IN TEXAS FOR DROWNING DEATHS
The Keller Fire Department encourages all residents with pools to make sure their pool areas are safe year-round. Here's how YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
>> WATCH & SHARE a video from Safe Kids Tarrant County on how to keep your children safe around water.
>>SCHEDULE a Keller Fire Dept. review of your pool area
- Firefighters will review the Safety Checklist with you and offer suggestions for improved safety, at no cost to you.