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July 27, 2009
2009-06-25 Boy Drowns On Field Trip With Camp

2009-06-25: The summer season has just begun, and already top news stories include the sad death of a child - "Boy Drowns On Field Trip With Camp" A 7-year-old boy has drowned while on a trip with his school's day care on Tuesday June 25, 2009, Click here to see the full story.

Jonathan Halpert, former National Lifeguard Instructor and the current director of CPR Instructor's Network Canada states that most drownings can be prevented. "Prevention is a three pronged process," he states, involving supervision, removal of dangers, and education. SUPERVISION: if you cannot watch your children, make sure some qualified and capable is; Do not rely on a lifeguard at a pool or beach to be your babysitter. REMOVAL OF DANGERS: for a pool area, this can include gates, motion sensors, and fences. EDUCATION: first and foremost, if you have a backyard pool or care for children, educate yourself by learning CPR and what to do in case of lifethreatening emergencies; teach water safety rules to the children (such as never swim alone, and only swim in known waters); have your children participate in swimming lessons.

The CPR Instructor's Network offers all level of CPR courses, including 'Family and Friends CPR', "HeartSaver CPR'  and courses with AED defibrillator training... all of which can easily be taught at your location or ours. Pool Safety Inspections and Safety Lectures are also available.

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July 27, 2009
2009-07-20 Pool Safety Rules: 4-Sided Fencing

2009-07-20: New backyard pool safety rules requiring four-sided fencing, were announced today and will be under Provincial regulations. Click here to see the full story.

Jonathan Halpert, former National Lifeguard Instructor and the current director of CPR Instructor's Network Canada hopes these new rules will not give pool owners and parents a false sense of security. "Removing direct access to the pool is just one aspect of prevention," states Halpert. "Enclosing the pool area does not take away the all important need of proper supervision of children around a pool area. Educating yourself in CPR and what to do in case of life-threatening emergencies is also a crucial step to prevention and ensuring safety"

The CPR Instructor's Network offers all level of CPR courses, including 'Family and Friends CPR', "HeartSaver CPR'  and courses with AED defibrillator training... all of which can easily be taught at your location or ours. Pool Safety Inspections and Safety Lectures are also available.

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