Hypothermia

The American Red Cross defines hypothermia as “the cooling of the body caused by the failure of the body’s warming system.” (1) Hypothermia can lead to death, if untreated! While everyone is at risk of hypothermia, some individuals are more susceptible: (2) The elderly. Children. Individuals with lower body fat. Males because their bodies generally…… Continue reading Hypothermia

Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

**This article is written for children who are unaccompanied by an adult while encountering a water emergency.  Some rescue options have been omitted to further ensure the safety of children attempting to perform water rescues.** Never go into the water to help a person or animal who is in distress in the water. A person,…… Continue reading Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

Drowning of Denver 6-year-0ld reminds us the importance of water safety education.

In light of the recent tragedy here in Colorado, I want to emphasize the need for water safety education programs aimed at children. I spent the weekend following the story of six-year-old David Puckett on Twitter.  The boy left his home Saturday afternoon and within hours a search was underway.  It was announced on Monday…… Continue reading Drowning of Denver 6-year-0ld reminds us the importance of water safety education.

2016 Newsletter

Click for PDF version Mackenzie’s Mission institutes loaner life jacket program in Larimer County May 2016 brought the beginning of our loaner life jacket program.  Safe Kids Larimer County donated 70 life jackets of varying sizes to the program.    Without this donation our program could not have been initiated this year.  THANK YOU SAFE KIDS!… Continue reading 2016 Newsletter