Near-Drowning Prompts Community Outreach
On the evening of July 23, 2022 a 911 call was received for the possible drowning victim in the South River Colony neighborhood. Prior to fire department personnel arrival, the child was reported to be out of the water, conscious and alert. Paramedics continued to the scene and the child was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and monitoring.
So what can you do to help minimize any chance of your child drowning? Here’s a few tips from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department to help keep this type of incident from happening to your child:
As a way to bring awareness to water safety, members from the Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department went door to door handing out these flyers as a reminder of some very important water safety tips. Our community is everything to us and we hope and pray for everyone’s safety on a daily basis. Please, talk to your children about being safe around the water, don’t take your eyes off of them for a moment and take a CPR class! If you are interested in learning CPR, please scan the QR code in the photo or visit https://www.aacounty.org/departments/fire-department/cpr/ to learn more. Please stay safe and aware of your surroundings!
Pictured L-R: BC Craze, Volunteer Chief John Sweeney, FFIII/PM Lester Schoelkoph, Volunteer Lt. Scott McDonald, Volunteer Samantha Duelley, Volunteer Christine Duelley, Volunteer Bruce Beall, Volunteer FF Michael Cox, FFII Adam Jones, Lt. Timothy Reed