Pay Attention ... Drowning Prevention


Our beautiful beaches and sparkling pools are part of what make Southern California one of the most desirable places in the country to live, work and play year round.

But, water comes with the potential for great danger. Things like unattended tubs and buckets filled with water are not often thought of as drowning dangers. But they should be.

The reality is that children, and even adults, can slip under the water silently and
without much commotion. Even more frightening, drownings can occur even with a house full of adults and kids.

We all think someone else is watching, right?


Because we all need to work together to avoid senseless tragedy, the County of Riverside and its partnering agencies -- CALFire/Riverside County Fire Departmenand the Riverside University Health System–Public Health -- are committed to the water safety of residents and visitors.

For information and water safety resources, please contact RUHS Public Health's Injury Prevention Services by calling (951) 358-7171.

National Drowning Awareness Month
Drowning Prevention PSA


Child Drownings


Partnering Agencies