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Clark County and Float Like A Duck™ Collaborate on Water Safety PSA
Public service announcement demonstrates the ABCD’s of Water Safety
The PSA features Float Like A Duck’s water safety mascot, Duckie, along with program founder Joseph M. Vassallo, CBP, who demonstrate the ABCD’s of water safety with the assistance of father and son Matt and Merrick Suiter.
The water safety PSA can be viewed at the Clark County website (www.ClarkCountyNV.gov)
Clark County has made it available to statewide TV/cable stations and radio stations for airplay during the summer swim season via the following link: DOWNLOAD: PSA Float Like A Duck - Water Safety (https://ClarkCountyNV.brickftp.com/
“The key to preventing water-related injuries is water safety education,” said Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, an active member of the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition. “Drownings can occur any time of year in our community, but the risks increase during the summer when swimming pools are in high use and Lake Mead and other water recreation destinations are popular.”
Vassallo encourages the media to share the video as often as possible to reach viewers/listeners across the state.
About Float Like A Duck™
Float Like A Duck™ is a major public safety awareness campaign created by Paragon Pools of Las Vegas, with a focus on “Educating the public on the importance of safety while celebrating the joys of water sports.” The annual event will focus on ENFORCING the ABC&D’s of water safety, with a BIG emphasis on A-adult supervision. Video: https://youtu.be/
Celebrating its 12th annual event it is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 12 noon - 4 pm at the Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park, 4141Meadows Lane in Las Vegas, NV. Duckie, the official water safety mascot invites the public to join him for an afternoon of fun and informative activities. The award-winning event is FREE and open to the public, children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. The four-hour event features exhibits, hands-on activities, learn-to-float classes, and open swimming in the YMCA water park.
Duckie receives assistance from local businesses and media, area first responders, and government agencies. FMI go to http://www.paragonpoolslv.com/
About Clark County
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 13th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.1 million citizens and 44 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to about 930,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.
Mary Vail, MBA