Water Safety Tips

Let’s make this summer a safe summer. Below are shareable graphics to educate residents about water safety whether on a boat, at the beach, or in a pool. You can download and share the graphics with your residents on Neighbors.

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Do Your Part, Be Water Smart


Download - English

Sample message:

"It only takes a moment.

A child or weak swimmer can drown in the time it takes to reply to a text, check a fishing line or apply sunscreen. Death and injury from drownings happen every day in home pools and hot tubs, at the beach or in oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, bathtubs, and even buckets.

The [Agency Name] would like you and your family to stay safe during these warmer months

Source: Red Cross

Haga Su Parte, Sea Inteligente Con El Agua


Download - Spanish

Ejemplo de mensaje:

"Basta con un momento. Un niño o un nadador inexperto pueden ahogarse en el tiempo que lleva responder a un mensaje de texto, controlar una línea de pesca o ponerse protector solar. Las muertes y lesiones por ahogamiento suceden todos los días en piscinas domésticas y jacuzzis, en la playa o en el océano, en lagos, ríos y arroyos, en bañeras e incluso en baldes.

¡[Nombre de la agencia] desea que usted y su familia se mantengan seguros durante estos meses más cálidos!“

Police Department name example: “El Departamento de Policía de Fort Lauderdale”

Fire Department name example: “El Departamento de Bomberos de Fort Lauderdale”

Source: Red Cross

Water Safety Tips



Sample message:

"The [Agency Name] asks you to share these four water safety tips with your family and friends so everyone can have a fun and safe day outdoors."

Source: Red Cross

Escaping a Rip Current: What To Know



Sample message:

"If you’re caught in a rip current:

  • Remain calm to conserve energy and think clearly.
  • Never fight against the current.
  • Think of it like a treadmill that cannot be turned off, which you need to step to the side of.
  • Swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the current, swim at an angle—away from the current—towards shore.
  • If you are unable to swim out of the rip current, float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim towards shore.
  • If you are still unable to reach shore, draw attention to yourself by waving your arm and yelling for help."

Source: Weather.gov

Heading to the Beach?



Sample message:

" If you’re heading to the beach, the [Agency Name] asks that you follow these safety tips to prevent any accidents or injuries!

  • Always swim between the designated flags on patrolled beaches.
  • Keep an eye on your kids at all times.
  • Look for signs at the entrance to the beach for local information.
  • Never swim alone, always swim with someone else.
  • Never swim under the influence of alcohol or after a big meal."

Source: Western Cape Government

Take The Water Safety Pledge!



Sample message:

"The [Agency Name] is raising awareness for water safety during these warmer months. Will you join us by taking the pledge? Comment with a ✅ if you will be joining!"

Source: YMCA

Water Rescue: How Can You Help



Sample message:

"People have drowned because they entered the water trying to rescue a person in trouble. Only a person who is trained in water rescue should enter the water to try and save someone in trouble.

Question: What is the rule for helping someone in trouble in the water?

Answer: Reach or throw, don't go.

Source: Red Cross


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