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Updated Jun 15, 2012 - 4:13 pm

Fulton Homes hosting water safety weekend

Summer time generally means pool time, but the fun in the sun could turn tragic if a child is left unattended in the water.

Fulton Homes will be giving out helpful advice this weekend at Valley YMCAs on what to do if a child is drowning.

Tom Herrmann, with Fulton homes, said every family with a pool in the Valley needs to know how to properly perform CPR.

"The first thing that people are going to do is they're going to go call 911, but you have those couple of minutes while you're waiting for those experts to show up where you can provide CPR and revive somebody or help them, if help is possible," he said.

According to Herrmann, 2012 has not been a safe year for people in general -- but especially children -- around water.

"There have been, as of June 6...58 water-related incidents in the Valley so far in 2012 and 44 of those have involved children," he said.

The free advice sessions will take place at the YMCAs listed below from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA
Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA
Copper Basin Family YMCA
Desert Foothills Family YMCA
Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA
Legacy Foundation-Chris Town YMCA
Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA
Maryvale Family YMCA
Mesa Family YMCA
Ross Farnsworth-East Valley YMCA
Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA
South Mountain Family YMCA
Southwest Valley Family YMCA
Tempe Family YMCA

For more information on safety tips for your kids around water:


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