Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities Helps Local Family Get Pool Fence

8/31/16

ANTHEM – The Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities donated a pool fence to a local family in need. The pool fence installation began a few weeks ago.

The Piper family, who lives in Anthem, is adopting two small boys and needed a pool fence to finalize the adoption with the state. Faced with multiple other financial considerations, they couldn’t afford the fence currently. The Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charities supports families in need throughout the community and was able to finance the pool fence installation for the family. Pool Barrier of Arizona installed the fence.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Safety features pool owners may consider

There are a variety of things that can be added to backyard pools to help prevent children from getting in.

On average, 34 children aged 1 to 19 drown each year, according to the ohio department of health. Drowning deaths among ohio youth increased by 119 percent in the summer months.


While children can drown anywhere, young children (aged 1 to 9) are at a greater risk of drowning in swimming pools.

Bob Ballone, owner of Austintown pool and spas, says there are a variety of things that can be added to backyard pools to help prevent children from getting in. A pool alarm is an effective addition and costs about $300.

Ballone said they are compatible for above ground and in-ground pools and alert when the water is disturbed.

“it would have a sensor on it and that sensor is right on the water. If something or someone falls in the water as the water triggers the alarm, a device in your house would trigger and let you know that something fell into the water,” Ballone said.

Ladders with locks and locked fences around the pool are also a standard.

“a fencing device that goes around the whole outside of the pool so that the barrier is higher than four feet, so now you are about six feet high, “ Ballone said. Safety pool fences are also available.

Even for homes where there are no children, owners should still plan for an unexpected visit from neighbors or animals. Ballone said every pool should have safety features to prevent entrance.

In addition to pool safety additions, the ohio department of health recommends parents and caregivers learn cpr, supervise young children, begin teaching children to swim after age 4, and make life jackets a must.


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Safety features pool owners may consider

There are a variety of things that can be added to backyard pools to help prevent children from getting in.

On average, 34 children aged 1 to 19 drown each year, according to the ohio department of health. Drowning deaths among ohio youth increased by 119 percent in the summer months.

While children can drown anywhere, young children (aged 1 to 9) are at a greater risk of drowning in swimming pools.

Bob Ballone, owner of Austintown pool and spas, says there are a variety of things that can be added to backyard pools to help prevent children from getting in. A pool alarm is an effective addition and costs about $300.

Ballone said they are compatible for above ground and in-ground pools and alert when the water is disturbed.

“it would have a sensor on it and that sensor is right on the water. If something or someone falls in the water as the water triggers the alarm, a device in your house would trigger and let you know that something fell into the water,” Ballone said.

Ladders with locks and locked fences around the pool are also a standard.

“a fencing device that goes around the whole outside of the pool so that the barrier is higher than four feet, so now you are about six feet high, “ Ballone said. Safety pool fences are also available.

Even for homes where there are no children, owners should still plan for an unexpected visit from neighbors or animals. Ballone said every pool should have safety features to prevent entrance.

In addition to pool safety additions, the ohio department of health recommends parents and caregivers learn cpr, supervise young children, begin teaching children to swim after age 4, and make life jackets a must.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Baby Guard Pool Fence Company has moved from Sunrise to Coral Springs, Florida.

Baby Guard Pool Fence Company has officially moved headquarters from Sunrise, Florida to Coral Springs, Florida. If you need replacement parts you will no longer be able to buy them from the old location in Sunrise.

You may stop by 11947 W. Sample Road  Coral Springs, FL 33065. If you need to purchase replacement parts, you may do so from our website www.babyguardfence.com or in person. We accept cash only in person.

We look forward to continuing operations in beautiful Coral Springs and plan on making this our permanent home. We still service all of Broward County. If you would like a free estimate, please contact the estimates office at 954-340-6489.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Swimming lessons key in drowning prevention

Posted 6:10 p.m. 7/29/14

 — Shannon Friesen and her two boys, ages 4 and 5, spend a lot of time near water, but it wasn’t until recently that she thought about swimming lessons for her children.
“That's when we started to have this realization, we have not taught our children to swim,” she said. “They don't know how to swim.”
Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death for children under 5. Swimming lessons are the best way to prevent drowning.
“We like our instructors to be within arm’s reach, always pay attention to the students in the water with them (and) never turn their back on a student,” said Jeff Little, aquatics director for the A.E. Finley YMCA.
Children most likely to drown are those with a parent who is afraid of the water, said Dr. Graham Snyder, a WakeMed emergency physician. Parents can also pass down their fear to their children, who are also at a higher risk of secondary drowning, which occurs after someone has inhaled water into his or her lungs after being submerged for too long.
Symptoms of secondary drowning, which include being weak, confused and turning blue, may not show immediately, Snyder said.
A person can die from secondary drowning if he or she does not receive immediate emergency care, said Snyder, who added that drowning is greatly reduced with swimming lessons.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children should start swimming lessons between ages 4 and 5. By then, they don't have to re-learn the skill, the organization said.
One program, Infant Swimming Rescue, teaches toddlers how to save themselves if they fall in water.
For Friesen, she is glad her boys are learning how to swim.
“You can see at every lesson, your child improving and gaining the knowledge and skills,” she said.

Read more at http://www.wral.com/swimming-lessons-key-in-drowning-prevention/13850761/#M6iliCSO0TCC1srk.99

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Baby Guard owner hosts a benefit for the foster children growing up at SOS Children’s Villages



It was a beautiful day with beautiful music with a lot of money raised for such a great cause!
Best Revenge Records artist, Keaton Simons played a show at a private home in Delray Beach on Sunday, January 12 to benefit the foster children growing up at SOS Children’s Villages – Florida. The special performance came at the invitation of Delray Beach business owners Gregory and Mary Ann Fried of Gregory’s Fine Jewelry who donate much of their time and hearts supporting south Florida charities like SOS. Special thanks to their friends for opening their beautiful home for the event.
Festivities included gourmet food by Fit Foodz Cafe, raffles and a live auction. Generous sponsors to date include: Gregory and Mary Ann Fried of Gregory’s Fine Jewelry; Michael and Wendy Schatzberg; Fit Foodz CafĂ©; Pilates of Boca and Simply the Best Magazine Eye On South Florida and Mercedes of Delray.