Drowning is a preventable tragedy and is the leading cause of accidental injury and death in children under the age of ﬁve and the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 14. During the summer months of May through August, drowning rates nationally increase by 89% in comparison to the other months of the year. Therefore, having knowledge of drowning prevention strategies and practicing water safety is vital to ensuring that the hot summer months are filled with fun and free of accidents.
Before summer, the Orange County Fire Authority, in collaboration with the Orange County Task Force on Drowning Prevention launches a campaign to increase public awareness about drowning through a diverse community outreach campaign.
Most drownings are preventable with simple, yet essential safety tips that can keep you and your loved ones safe, cool, and having fun during the hot summer months.
What to do in Case of an Emergency