State Fire Marshal Stressing Water Safety for Children

State Fire Marshal Stressing Water Safety for Children

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Offcier is stressing safety when children are near water this summer.

According to the American Red Cross, 69% of young children who were found drowned or submerged in swimming pools weren’t expected to be in or at the pool. Fire Marshal spokesperson J.C. Fultz said that’s why it’s important to pay close attention to kids when they are near water.

 

Fultz added kids should be taught to stay way from any pool drains and that drain covers should meet federal safety standards.

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