Summer is almost here! Before you jump in the pool or head out on vacation, take a few extra moments to think about keeping your family safe around water, and keeping your property safe while you are away.
Did you know that most drowning victims had no plans to go in the water? Did you also know that most people drown within 10-30 feet from safety?
Each year over 3,400 people drown in the United States. Drowning is the SECOND leading cause of accidental deaths for kids under 14 and the sixth leading cause for people of all ages.
As the warm weather approaches we encourage you to practice water safety tips to stay safe.
First, never swim alone, don’t use toys to stay afloat, and don’t take chances, by overestimating your swimming ability. Always supervise kids, always wear life jackets, and only swim in designated swimming areas.
To help protect your property, the . Police Department volunteers will sporadically stop by your house, clear away any newspapers, and check for suspicious activity.
Your best home Crime Prevention tool isn’t an alarm, a gun or a Rottweiler -- it’s your neighbors. Before you leave on a trip, make sure to let your neighbors know where you’re going.
Give them a contact number and a number of someone locally who can gain access to your home. If you aren’t watching out for suspicious activity at your neighbor’s house, it’s likely they aren’t watching out for you either.
Taking these few extra steps will help keep your summer safe and secure.
This is the first installment of Roseville's Public Safety blog.
Rob is the Public Safety Community Relations Coordinator for the City of Roseville Police and Fire Departments.