Friday, August 20, 2010

Young Girl Saves Toddler from Drowning

In the news today is 6-year-old Alexis Weeks. The young girl saved a toddler who nearly drowned in a swimming pool. Thanks to Alexis that toddler is still alive today.

According to the news report, Alexis was gathering up various pool toys and noticed the toddler was underwater. She was able to dive into the pool and retrieve the 2-year-old safely. According to the toddler's mom, she had just turned her back and didn't even realize the toddler went into the pool.

This shows once again that even if you turn away for just a moment your child can fall into the pool, unnoticed.

Read the full story here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Removable Mesh Pool Fence Available for Purchase Online

If you are in a location that is not served by an All-Safe® Dealer, an economical All-Safe® mesh pool fence is available for purchase online.

This removable mesh pool fencing provides a safe barrier to your swimming pool without breaking the budget!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Family Has New Mission after Son Nearly Drowns

In the news today: The Shores family of Mesa, Arizona was trying to do everything right when it came to protecting their kids around water.

They say they never let their children around the pool without supervision, and they were teaching their two-year-old to swim. However, the one thing they waited to get was a swimming pool fence.

The couple, who have two other children, were inside talking when their two-year-old slipped away and got right into the pool.

The next thing they recall seeing is the water rippling.

The mother of three jumped in and pulled the child out, but her CPR wasn't effective, so her husband took over.

"Within maybe 10 to 15 compressions and 30 breaths he finally came to," he said. "It was the best sound in the world."

Paramedics and firefighters took the child to the hospital but he's now fully recovered.

Out of this near drowning has come a new mission for the Shores family about the dangers of pools and not having a pool fence.

"You can never be too safe," says Melissa Shores. "Get a pool fence and if you have a pool, learn CPR."

At the time the Shores didn't have a pool fence. They were just five days from getting one.

"We received the gift of life, that's priceless for us to give back to the community. If we can prevent one family from going through what we've gone through we've done everything possible," Scott Shores said.

The family has teamed up with Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona.

Anyone who donates a a new packaged toy, book or money on August 14th will get $3 off car washes at Classic Car Spa locations in Goodyear, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona.

Read the full article here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Drowning Was Second Accident in Two Years

In Brockton, MA, the state Department of Children and Families is conducting an investigation at the home where 4-year-old twin sisters died after being found in the family's inground swimming pool at their home Saturday morning, officials said.

A neighbor recalled that two years ago one of the twin girls was rushed to the hospital after she fell into the same pool. The neighbor said the girl's father had administered CPR and the child was taken to the hospital, but was fine and back home the next day. It appears the parents did not take steps install a barrier to the swimming pool.

A press release from the DA's office issued Sunday said, "the circumstances surrounding the drowning are (under) investigation by state police detectives assigned to the Plymouth County district attorney’s office and the Brockton police." The DA said there would be no further details released at this time.

All-Safe® pool safety fences help save lives. This terrible tragedy reminds us of the importance of securing your swimming pool.