My older brother and I have this thing about phone tag. It takes four calls and three messages (typically laugh-out-loud funny messages) before one of us is not too busy to answer. So I was really [...]
The Consumer Product Safety Commission receives reports every year of drownings that occur in water sources (and other liquids) not normally associated with drownings - things found in an around landlocked homes without pools. Understanding that it happens (however rarely) and why and how it happens can be all it takes to make sure it doesn't happen to you.
I couldn’t feel my hands anymore and using them was impossible. The shivering was uncontrollable and violent. “That’s a good sign,” I thought to myself. I remembered from my studies of hypothermia that shivering stops before you lose consciousness. “If I’m still shivering than I’ll live for a while longer”, I reasoned. But mostly I was wondering about how I got myself into that mess.
I’m going to come right out and tell you something that almost no one in the maritime industry understands. That includes mariners, executives, managers, insurers, dock workers, for certain – fisherman, and even many (most) [...]
If you only think about the weather when the National Weather Service sends a warning, you may be thinking about it too late. Small craft advisories are issued for different conditions depending on your location. [...]
As the hurricane approaches the East Coast - many parents will be hit with the question, "Surf's up! Can I go?" It's a tough question to say no to. The boy loves surfing and because you live where you do, waves like he sees in surfing magazines don't exist in his world. That's because so many Eastern beaches have to wait for hurricane force winds to drive in enough swell for truly righteous waves. But before you look into your kid's excited eyes and say something silly like, "O.K., but be careful." consider applying a risk practice professionals often use to make decisions about what is a good idea, and what isn't.
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Translations: - English - 汉语 - tiếng Việt - Español - Français - Português - română - Deutsch - Suomi - Svenska - Čeština - Русско -Íslenska - Audio Version Il nuovo marinaio salta dal [...]
Pool nets, unlike fences or alarms or locks, remove the water from the equation. Fences can be climbed - and the water is there. Locks work, but if you forget to latch it, or an older child opens the door, the water is there. Alarms make noise but do not prevent water entry in any way. A properly installed pool net makes water entry impossible for small children.