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Safety Tips To Prevent Pool Accidents And Liability

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 14, 2012, noon – No one wants to see anyone injured in their swimming pool, and with warmer weather, now is the time for pool owners to take active steps to reduce the possibility of drowning or injuries to children in their pools. If you own a pool, you know how popular they are with kids. Legally speaking, swimming pools are considered an “attractive nuisance,” which means that the law recognizes that kids love pools and often use them uninvited. If you own a pool, you could be held liable for negligence if a guest is injured in your pool, or for injuries to children you didn’t even know were there. To prevent tragedy and liability claims, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these pool safety tips. 1. Install a fence between the water and the living area of your home. It’s not enough to put a fence around your back yard — you need to keep unsupervised kids from entering the pool from inside your home. Climb-resistant fences are available that are and have self-closing, self-latching gates with the latch out of a child’s reach. 2. Keep kids and pets from falling into the swimming pool: When it’s not in use, keep your pool covered with a pool safety net or a permanent pool cover. Choose your pool cover carefully — kids are often tempted...

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CPR/AED Class Offered By Big Bear City Fire Department

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 6, 2011, noon – People who can identify the early signs of a heart attack and then know how to respond are saving thousands of lives every year. CPR administered within the first five minutes of an incident greatly enhances the chance of survival. The Big Bear Lake Fire Department will be conducting its next Heartsaver CPR/AED class on Saturday, April 9 from 9am to noon.  Firefighter/paramedics will teach attendees how to perform one-rescuer adult, child, and infant CPR as well as the basics of the automatic external defibrillator (AED). The April 9 class will be at the Big Bear Lake Fire Department, 41090 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake.  Class size is limited so reserve your seat with a $40 per person fee, which must be paid prior to the class.  Attendees will receive American Heart Association reference materials and a two-year CPR/AED certification card. For those interested in certifying or re-certifying for Healthcare Provider, the next class is Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. for a person fee of $50 that is to be paid prior to the class to reserve your participation in the class. Separate classes are also available for small groups.  For more information, telephone the Big Bear Lake Fire Department at 866-7566. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30594.mp3|titles=CPR AED...

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