It’s as easy as A-B-C.  With record high temperatures blazing across the Valley, kids are jumping in the pool early this year.  Fire Captain Dan Ables with the Scottsdale Fire Department is stressing pool safety and warning everyone to watch your children around water.  All you have to do is follow the A-B-C’s of pool

safety to avoid a tragic accident.

A – ADULT SUPERVISION: Assign an adult to supervise the children in and around the pool area. Maintain constant eye contact.  Eye to eye contact with your children while swimming is key.  If you have an distractions, such as a phone call, remove the children from the pool.   Do not read, call, text or do anything that takes your eyes off your kids while they’re in the pool

B – BARRIERS:  You must have a fence or protective barrier to isolate the swimming pool from your home.  Install multiple layers of barriers to ensure proper safety.  Make sure all the gates are self-closing and self-latching.

C – CLASSES: Learn CPR!  CPR Awareness could save your child’s life.  We are “The Valley of the Sun” so children should learn how to swim at an early age.    

For more information on CPR classes or swimming lessons, go to

Kris Dugan