One person drowns every 20 hours…. new strategy aims to halve fatalities

Chief Fire Officers Association

Following the launch of the National Drowning Prevention Strategy last week (February 29th), which aims to halve the number of fatal incidents on or near water, CFOA’s lead for Drowning Prevention Dawn Whittaker wrote an article on her new blog ‘A future without drowning’. 

At the launch were representatives from the RNLI, CFOA and RLSS who were also supported by former Olympic swimmer Mark Foster. In addition there were two special guests; Mothers Jackie Roberts and Andrea Corrie who sadly lost children to drowning. The the event was hosted by DfT Minister of State Robert Goodwill MP.

You can read the full press release on the National Water Safety Forum’s website.

“It has been a busy year getting to this moment and required significant energy and hard work of many…but on the 29th February 2016 saw the public launch of the above strategy.

“The National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) is a collective of many clubs…

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