Florida has more children drown than any other state.
Drowning only take seconds. Do you know what to look for when someone is having difficulties in the water? With 51 fatal child drownings in 2017, Florida leads the nation as the state with the most child drownings. 80 percent of those drowning deaths involved children under the age of 5.
Lifejackets aren’t only for children. On a boat, all should wear a properly fitted, Coast Guard approved lifejacket when the craft is in motion. At the pool or other body of water, non-swimmers and weak swimmers should wear a life-jacket and be under constant supervision of a responsible adult.
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“I’m passing my love of being on the water to my grandkids. That’s what makes me click.”
Do you use your seat belt on every ride? The most important thing a family can do to stay safe on every car ride: BUCKLE-UP!
When adults are not buckled, children’s restraint use drops by 40 percent. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
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“Seeing that smile and knowing she is safe.
That’s what makes me click.”
In Florida almost 6,000 children ages 0-14 went to the ER in 2018 due to an injury on a bicycle! A properly-fitted helmet is the most effective way to prevent a head injury resulting from a bicycle crash. Less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet!
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