Why have Emergency Pool Phones?
Life Safety extends beyond sprinklers and alarms. While pools are a fun family activity, there are inherent dangers in swimming pools, especially for children.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, about 390 children between the ages of 0 and 14 drown in pools and spas.
On average each year, there are a reported 4,900 pool and spa-related injuries treated at emergency rooms. While the majority of these injuries occur at residential pools, 27% of them occur at public pools or spas – that is 1,323 injuries at public pools and spas each year.
Seconds count in an emergency related to drowning. In addition to having a lifeguard or CPR certified individual at the pool, having a means of communication available at a public pool can save valuable time in an emergency. Pool phones are designed to withstand outdoor environments and chlorinated water. Pool phones are pre-programmable with 911 or other emergency services numbers.
Ohio law requires that a telephone be available within five hundred feet of each public swimming pool, public spa, and special use pool with a posted list of emergency numbers. The telephone must be available at all times the pool or spa is open for use. Emergency pool phones are available in analog, digital, cellular, and VoIP and WiFi.
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Posted on: April 20, 2017