How to Raise Water-Smart, Water-Safe Kids

By Gordon Williams


There is one very grim statistic that no parent should ignore: that nearly 400 children under 14 die from drowning in the U.S. each year. And five times that number require emergency treatment for non-fatal water-related injuries.

You can’t hope to keep kids away from water. Even if you live far away from lakes and ponds, your community or a neighbor is likely to have a pool. So how do you let your kids enjoy the water without becoming another statistic? Continue reading


Inspiring Families to be Safe

By Kristi Sanders

Photos by: Lucia Scordamaglia


As an AmeriCorps member of the American Red Cross, my role is focused primarily on teaching kids and adults about Disaster and Home Fire Preparedness. So when presented with an invitation to participate in the annual King County Fire & Life Safety Association’s Kids Safety Day, my answer was an enthusiastic, yes! Continue reading