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Super Summer Safety Fair Promotes Home and Family Water Safety

April 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. In collaboration with the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition (SNCDPC), the City of Henderson is hosting a Super Summer Safety Fair from 3 p.m. to 8 pm., Friday, May 30, at the Henderson Multigenerational Center/Aquatic Complex, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Participation is free.

The event is being held simultaneously at SNCDPC partner pools across the Las Vegas Valley to educate parents, guardians and day care providers about infant and child safety in and around the water. Participants will receive information about safeguarding their homes, preventing accidents and how to respond should an emergency occur. Information about sun safety will also be provided. Those attending the safety fair between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. will receive free admission to the activity pool between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Children under the age of 8  must be supervised by an adult within arm’s reach at all times.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in the United States among young people ages 1-14. Children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rates and are most at risk.

“A little prevention goes a long way in protecting our families this pool season and beyond,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “We want to help people in our community keep children safe and avoid any tragedies.”

For additional information, call 702-267-5836 or visit cityofhenderson.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006 and Liveability.com: 2013), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and being a safe community (Forbes: 2nd safest in 2011, InsuranceProviders.com: 6th in 2012, Law Street Media: 6th in 2013) Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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