HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF APRIL POOLS DAY?

IT’S TIME FOR WATER SAFETY IN OUR COMMUNITY!

The Houston Police Department is supporting the efforts of the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES) in promoting April Pools Day 2008. This valuable water safety event provides a great opportunity for local schools, churches and other community organizations to work together to increase public awareness of drowning prevention. Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services is partnering with several local agencies to promote drowning awareness beginning April 1, 2008 and continuing through the summer season.

April Pools Day 2008 encourages organizations to plan and conduct water safety awareness events in their community. Each facility (public and private) can plan and host program activities in their communities that emphasize parental/adult supervision, water safety skills practice, life jacket education, recreational swim and “hands-on” water safety demonstrations.

The Houston Police Department wants all children to have a safe and enjoyable swimming season. For more information about April Pools Day, please contact the Water Safety Program Coordinator at 713-439-6230, or visit the HCPHES website at www.hcphes.org.