Florida has beautiful weather and virtual year round boating and swimming. Because of the weather and access to waters of the ocean, rivers, lakes, ponds, and pools, there is plenty of risk to children and those who do not know how to swim. In an effort to educate parent, child care givers, teachers, and others, the Bonita Springs (Florida) Fire Control and Rescue District published a safety packet that includes a CPR Instruction Sheet, Expert Water Safety Tips, and a Safety Survey.
The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District personnel would certainly rather educate residents than respond to a tragedy. Safety precautions are paramount for children near any area of water. A drowning can happen in a matter of minutes and can take place in a mere inches of water. You can read more about the Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District efforts at Safety Packet to Promote Water Safety.