2019 May – Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month.

The Collier County Drowning Prevention Committee has many events planned to raise awareness in May. Here is a list of the events and initiatives. Please join us!

Water Safety Month Proclamations:

City of Naples 
Wednesday, May 15th at 8:30 a.m.
City Hall – First Floor, 735 8th Street South. Naples, FL 34102

Collier County 
Tuesday, May 28th at 9 a.m.
Board of County Commission Chambers – Collier County Government Center
3299 Tamiami Trail East, 3rd Floor, Naples, FL 34112

Please help us to make Facebook blue during the month of May by changing your Facebook profile picture. Here is a link where you can add the water safety frame. Please share this with your loved ones and help us to prevent these tragedies from happening to anyone you know and love.https://www.facebook.com/fbcameraeffects/tryit/247432682330797/

During the month of May we are partnering again with Dunkin’ Donuts to increase awareness of Water Safety! They will be selling “Life Saver” custom donuts and displaying a water safety poster at all Collier County stores.  Special thanks to franchise owner Michael Koroglian for helping us to spread this important message.

International Water Safety Day is designed to help spread global awareness of the ongoing drowning pandemic, and educate the youth in becoming safer in and around water. May 15th is a day to spread drowning awareness and water safety education by any means possible. The lack of water safety education has propelled drownings worldwide. Through interdependence, we can change that. According to the World Health Organization, a staggering 372,000 people lose their lives to drowning each year. Every hour, every day, more than 40 people lose their lives to drowning;
We have #InternationalWaterSafetyDay stickers, please let us if you would like to have some for your agency to wear on May 15th.
Thursday, May 23rd
The American Academy of Pediatrics is asking everyone to join them on May 23 by sharing messages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about ways we can keep children safe this summer – and year-round. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET, share photos, videos, tips and other messages using #DrowningPrevention. For more information CLICK HERE

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