You Are The Help Until Help Arrives
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
Sheridan Community Emergency Response Team
Adams Township, Hamilton County, Indiana
POOL & WATER SAFETY
Splashing around in the backyard pool is fun for the entire family, but it can quickly become dangerous if proper safety precautions aren’t met.
Ensure every member of your family learns to swim so they at least achieve skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.
Employ layers of protection including barriers to prevent access to water, life jackets, and close supervision of children to prevent drowning.
Know what to do in a water emergency – including how to help someone in trouble in the water safely, call for emergency help and CPR.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools
Guidelines – Making Pools and Spas Safer