The Minnesota Water Safety Coalition will help protect Minnesota residents and guests by advocating and providing public education in water safety, working toward zero drownings.
The website is to be used as a resource for educating and advocating water safety. It provides water safety reminders and education for in and around water.
Cardiac arrests are more common that most people assume, and they can happen at anytime and any place, including public or private pools due to drowning. There are approximately 383,000 cardiac arrests each year, and 88% of them happen at home. Why risk being ill prepared if a tragic accident happened to someone right in front of your eyes?
Effective bystander, hands-only, CPR provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest can triple a victim’s chance of survival. Hands-only CPR (CPR with chest compressions) has been proven to be as effective as CPR with breaths in treating cardiac arrest victims.
The long and cold winter provides a perfect opportunity for families and friends to become CPR-certified together.
The American Heart Association provides an excellent CPR training resources, which you can view here. Additionally, here is a list of organizations in the Twin Cities that offer CPR training courses:
Water Safety is especially important to those living in Minnesota considering the large number of lakes and rivers. As the leaves disappear and the temperatures drop, it’s time to discuss ice safety and provide tips for keeping everyone safe on and near the ice. Continue reading
If you’re the one responsible for keeping children safe in water, you shouldn’t rely on your ears to tip you off to a drowning in progress.
Experts say most drownings are quiet incidents and don’t match our preconceived notions of victims yelling for help and frantically waving their arms in the water. Continue reading