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The ABC's of drowning prevention

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The ABC's of drowning prevention

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Jul 24, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - We hear too often about kids drowning in pools.  In this week's No Bad Day's with Barrett, Capt. Barrett Baker and Tucson Fire share the ABC's of drowning prevention.

"A" is for active adult supervision the first and most critical step.  Active is the key word.  That means watching at all times and being part of what they are doing.

"B" is for barriers. Make sure all gates in the fenced area are self closing and self latching, and never repeat never prop open the gate.  Coolers or other objects would allow a child to climb up to reach the gate latch or enable the child to climb over the fence should be removed or kept inside the fenced area.

"C" is for classes.  CPR for adults and swim lessons for kids.  Be sure to learn how to perform CPR.  Responding to a drowning take several minutes and doing CPR during paramedics response can be the difference between life and death.

Ina Ronquillo

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.