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Twelve years ago, News 4 Tucson launched our first Lifesaver campaign after a record number of child drownings in Southern Arizona.

Right now, with kids out of school and staying home, our message of drowning prevention has never been more important.

By providing free swim classes, and teaming up with local fire departments, including Tucson Fire Department, Northwest Fire DistrictRural Metro Fire Department and Drexel Heights Fire DepartmentSafeKids Pima CountyCPR2U; and our business sponsors, Solar Solutions AZ, E-Konomy PoolPrecious Metals RefineryTemperature Control and YMCA of Southern Arizona, we are able to educate viewers on how they can prevent children from drowning. We will continue our mission to keep children safe in and around the water.

Since the launch of our campaign in 2009, the number of child water incidents has decreased significantly in Pima County. In fact, thanks in part to these efforts, Pima County recorded its first year of no child drowning fatalities in 2019.

News 4 Tucson remains committed to making sure there are no child drownings this year, but we can’t do it without your help. Every drowning is 100% preventable.

Remember the A, B, C’s of Swim Safety: A=Active adult supervision, B=Barriers, and C=Classes —­ including swim lessons for children and CPR lessons for adults.

Please join us in our cause – become a News 4 Tucson Lifesaver, and help us eliminate childhood drownings once and for all.

When it comes to water incidents, knowing how to perform CPR correctly could literally mean the difference between life and death.

The Northwest Fire District put together two videos to teach you how to perform CPR on pediatric and adult drowning victims.

CPR2U also works with area fire departments to conduct these trainings. CPR2U’s experienced, highly-trained staff will provide students instruction on the critical skills needed to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency. Trainees will receive a CPR completion certificate.

Sign up for free CPR Training here.


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