Be a Water Watcher

Whether a person can swim or not, a pool or lake can be dangerous, especially when no one is watching.

Remember, children can drown without making a sound!

Do your part and promote water safety – and make sure to designate a Water Watcher.

A designed Water Watcher will:

  • Watch and supervise children while they are in or near water.
  • Exclude distractions while on duty (NO socializing, texting, reading, earbuds, etc.).
  • Have a working phone nearby to call 9-1-1 during an emergency.
  • Reach or throw… Don’t go! Use a rescue object (i.e., hook, flotation or reaching device) when helping someone.
  • Call 9-1-1 or have someone else call.
  • Immediately begin CPR if the victim is not breathing.

Click on the images below to download and print your Water Watcher safety cards (available in English and Spanish) as well as the Water Safety flyer

You can also visit your local Los Angeles County Fire Department station to get a Water Watcher safety kit.

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