Firefighters Prepare For Cape Coral Drowning Accidents as Warmer Weather Approaches

by Carmen Dellutri on March 29, 2012

Cape Coral accident attorneyAs the warmer weather and the end of the school year approaches, Cape Coral firefighters are preparing for an increase in drowning accidents. To make sure they are ready to respond, the department recently conducted a drill at Sun Splash Family Waterpark.

The Cape Coral fire department’s goal is to have zero “pediatric drownings” this year. Pediatric drowning involves children up to about age 8. As we have previously mentioned on this blog, children under the age of 4 have the highest fatality rate among all people in the state and the country when it comes to drowning accidents.

According to the Florida Department of Health, 485 Florida residents drowned in 2009 and 388 were hospitalized. Children ages 1-4 made up 13 percent of the deaths and 43 percent of the hospitalizations.

Lee County, which has 62,481 residential pools, ranks 8th in the state for drowning involving children up to age 4. In Cape Coral, the fire department received 19 drowning calls in 2009, 16 in 2010, and 20 in 2011.

As Cape Coral accident attorneys, we join the fire department in hoping that this number is reduced to zero this year.

Source: News-Press.com

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

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