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City Launches Water Safety Initiative
City Launches Water Safety Initiative


The city of Henderson Fire Department, in partnership with the Henderson Professional Firefighters, Parks and Recreation, and the American Red Cross, will take their “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention message directly to kids in a summer education series offered throughout Henderson.

Every parent who has experienced a child drowning thought it could never happen to them. Yet drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for young children in Southern Nevada. The goal of “Be Water Safe” is to persuade kids and parents alike to take ownership of the role they play in preventing accidental drowning.

A mock drowning incident will be the key feature of the “Be Water Safe” drowning prevention series. The audience will see what they believe is a drowning victim fall into a pool, and watch city of Henderson lifeguards and firefighters respond with life-saving measures. The July 1 event will feature a water rescue to highlight water safety while boating.

“The more graphic we can make our message, the greater the personal impact we will have on children and their parents,” explained Henderson Fire Chief Doug Stevens.

The series will target elementary school-aged participants in the city of Henderson’s Kids Zone and Safekey summer programs, but is also open to the public. “Be Water Safe” sessions will be offered at the following dates and locations.

  • Wednesday, June 22 - 11 a.m., Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway
  • Friday, July 1 - 10 a.m., MonteLago Village Lake Las Vegas, 30 Strada di Villaggio
  • Wednesday, July 6 - 11 a.m., Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Road
  • Tuesday, July 26 - 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Road
  • Tuesday, August 2 - 11 a.m., Whitney Ranch Pools, 1575 C Galleria Drive

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