Firefighters use water to put out fires, but from 10 a.m. to 2 pm tomorrow, they’ll use it to demonstrate the critical importance of pool safety during their “Children Drown Without a Sound” event at Fire Station 126 in Valencia.
“This will be a family fun day for the whole community, with an old-fashioned barbecue, water balloon toss and other summertime games for kids, portable swimming pools, giveaways and a fire hose squirt – what’s a fire station event without that?” said Stephanie English, community services liaison for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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Watch LA County firefighters “rescue” a young drowning victim, listen to a real 9-1-1 drowning call and hear from a family about the loss of their own child during a drowning incident last year.
Radio Disney performers will entertain the audience and distribute “Safety Smart in the Water” movies, and Stewie the Duck will help kids learn to swim for safety. Local vendors and educators will offer free help and prevention ideas, and discounts to make your pool safer, and the American Heart Association will register residents for CPR classes.
LACoFD is proud to partner with many local and regional organizations, including the City of Santa Clarita, Stewie Children’s Charities, Radio Disney, The National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and the Swim for Life Foundation, to bring this event to the community.