Importance of Life Jackets

Life jackets save lives.

Water is everywhere and it is important to respect it and remain vigilant when one is in or near any type.  Did you know that every day, approximately ten (10) people die from unintentional drowning? Of these, two (2) are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury/death in the United States.  There are several sites online that recommend tips for you to stay safe in the water.  The top four (4) tips are as follows:

  • Supervise when in and around water
  • Use the buddy system 
  • Learn to swim
  • Weak swimmers should wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket

Deer Park Parks and Recreation is committed to making the Dow Park Pool a safer facility by providing life jackets to all weak or non-swimmers thereby reducing the number of aquatic emergencies.  

Education the public on not only water safety knowledge but how to properly wear and when to wear a life jacket. 

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