Dr. Hippo wants to share with you a few tips on water safety. After all water is a hippo's natural habitat!
This has been an exceptionally hot summer; jumping into that lake or pool to cool down can be a lot of fun. A backyard pool should to be fenced on all sides with a lock on the gate. Kids should be supervised at all times and personal flotation devices (PFD) are strongly advised. It’s also a good time to make sure to update your CPR training that can be easily obtained through Canada Red Cross or St. John Ambulance. Also see the this article by Transport Canada for more info on lifejackets and PFDs.