County Legislator Richard J. Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) Legislator Dennis Dunne, Sr. (R-Levittown) and Legislator Norma Gonsalves, (R-East Meadow) are reminding residents that swimming pool safety must be a priority. "All it takes is just a few seconds for a child to drown," said Nicolello. "I urge all residents to take the following precautions as outlined by the Department of Health."
They caution the following:
* Leave children unattended, not even for a few seconds, not to answer the phone, not to answer the door, not to get something, not for anything!
* Make sure your pool is fenced around all four sides and locked.
* Make sure an adult is always present and watching.
* Make sure a phone is located near the pool.
* Learn CPR.
More information on injury prevention programs is available by calling the Nassau County Department of Health Office of Injury Prevention at 571-3737.z