Phoenix Fire officials urge community to help prevent drownings

Phoenix Fire Chief Mike Duran III speaks about recent child drownings in the Valley in Phoenix, Ariz. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Phoenix Fire Chief Mike Duran lamented the latest uptick in drownings throughout the Valley whereas urging the community to take motion throughout a information convention on Wednesday morning

In the previous week, 4 kids underneath the age of 5 have drowned or almost drowned within the Phoenix space.

In truth, Duran stated, there have been 9 water-related incidents in Phoenix alone since April, when the division launched its new water security marketing campaign, Drowning Zero, targeted on community training to prevent drownings. 

The objective of the marketing campaign, in accordance to the department’s website, is to be sure that there aren’t any kids left unsupervised and to get rid of any obstacles to pool visibility and entry to unsafe our bodies of water. The division has elevated messaging about water security by way of media occasions, social media posts and billboards throughout town, amongst different methods. 

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