FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOLDEN STATE LIFEGUARDS OFFICIALLY PARTNERS WITH CPSC’s POOL SAFELY CAMPAIGN
November 17, 2015 – Woodland Hills, Calif. – Golden State Lifeguards today announced it has partnered with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to remind every American to pool safely year-round.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1-4, and each year, California sadly tops the list as of one of the states with the highest number of fatal child drownings. To help prevent more of these tragedies, Golden State Lifeguards will be engaged in an aggressive drowning prevention and awareness campaign targeting the Southern California region. Pool Safely, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s national public education campaign to eliminate fatal child drownings, non-fatal drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas, will support these efforts by helping to promote the campaign via its communications channels.
“Our campaign partners are essential to helping Pool Safely raise awareness about how to prevent child drownings and drain entrapments,” said Pool Safely Campaign Leader Ellyn J. Pollack. “We’re proud to collaborate with an organization dedicated to stopping drownings in a high-incident area like Southern California, and we value the work that they do in their community to help people – especially young children – be safer in and around the water.”
“Our goal is to make sure that drowning prevention and awareness is at the core of what we do daily and to educate Southern Californians that drownings are indeed preventable” said Chief Ed Castillo. “We strive to make an impact in the communities we serve through our aggressive prevention campaigns.”
Golden State Lifeguards supports the Pool Safely campaign through its belief in the campaign’s slogan: Simple Steps Save Lives. The Simple Steps to being safer in and around the water are:
- Children should be under constant supervision in and around the water
- All pools should have proper fencing, doors, gates & pool alarms, as well as VGB-compliant drain covers
- Parents should teach their children how to swim
- Parents and caregivers should learn CPR
To learn more and to join the more than 25,000 people who have taken the Pool Safely Pledge, the campaign’s call to action for all adults and children to make a formal commitment to following the simple pool and spa safety steps, please visit: http://poolsafely.gov/pledge.
About the CPSC Pool Safely Campaign:
Pool Safely, a national public education campaign supporting the requirements of Section 1407 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, works with partners around the country to reduce fatal child drownings, non-fatal drownings and entrapment incidents in swimming pools and spas. Parents, caregivers and the media are encouraged to visit: PoolSafely.gov or @PoolSafely on Twitter for vital safety information regarding the prevention of child drownings in and around pools and spas.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.
About Golden State Lifeguards:
Golden State Lifeguards is a premier provider of private pool lifeguards and ocean/beach rescue services serving Southern California. Since 2006 Golden State Lifeguards has been on the front lines of drowning prevention and awareness.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.goldenstatelifeguards.com