Adam’s Place for Grief is a free resource in Las Vegas, Nevada, that offers counseling for parents and children who have suffered the death of a child or sibling. For more information, visit www.adamsplaceforgrief.org.
CLARK COUNTY CHILD DEATH REVIEW REPORTS
Drowning has been a leading cause of accidental death among children in Southern Nevada every year since 2006. Visit http://nic.unlv.edu/reports.html for more information.
CLAYRE’S POOL FENCE FUND
The mission of Clayre’s Pool Fence Fund is to offer free or discounted pool fencing to homeowners. For more information on this great cause, visit http://clayre-foundation.com/.
FLOAT LIKE A DUCK
Las Vegas company Paragon Pools instituted this water safety program in 2003. Each year in May, Paragon Pools hosts a free Float Like a Duck water safety event at the YMCA on Meadows Lane (near Meadows Mall). Visit http://www.paragonpoolslv.com/floatlikeaduckwatersafety.htm for more information about this program.
HOME POOL ESSENTIALS
Online training course for pool and hot tub owners, sponsored by the American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation. Understanding pool problems is the first step in prevention them! Find out more here: http://homepoolessentials.org/.
Pool Safely is a program from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The program offers simple steps to stay safe at community and residential pools. For more information visit http://www.poolsafely.gov/.
SAFE KIDS CLARK COUNTY
Safe Kids Clark County brought April Pools Day to the Las Vegas Valley several years ago. It is one of more than 300 grassroots coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families. Visit http://www.safekidsclarkcounty.org/ for more information.
SOUTHERN NEVADA POOL CODE
Visit http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/development_services/plan_review/Building%20Codes/2009pool.pdf for more information.
TAKE A SECOND, PROTECT A CHILD
The North Las Vegas Fire Department introduced this drowning awareness campaign in August 2010. The program includes pool patrol badges. The person wearing the badge is responsible for watching children near or in the pool at all times to help eliminate submersions. For more information, visit http://www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/Departments/Fire/TakeASecondProtectAChild.shtm.
ZAVIER SMOTHERS FOUNDATION
The Zavier Smothers Foundation website is an online meeting place where activities are organized, ideas shared, and the foundation’s mission to reduce child drownings to zero is publicized. Money donated to this foundation is used for outreach and to teach children to swim. Visit http://www.zaviersmothersfoundation.com/ for more information.