CFOA Launches Drowning Prevention Campaign 2016

Key that all agencies work together

Chief Fire Officers Association

BWA_Logo_FINALThis week sees the launch of CFOA’s second drowning prevention and water safety week which runs from 25 April – 1 May 2016. Fire and rescue services throughout the UK will be supporting this campaign in their local area and via social media.

The campaign builds on the collaborative worth of the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) which on 29 February 2016 launched the UK’s first drowning prevention strategy at the House of Commons. CFOA’s Water Safety Lead sits on the NWSF and we are working closely with other organisations in the NWSF to support the overall aim of reducing the number of drownings in the UK by 50% by 2026.

Part of the work of the NWSF is collating data relating to water fatalities. The figure that stood out for CFOA was the very high number of preventable water fatalities in people who had no intention of entering the water…

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