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Pool Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

According to the Florida Department of Health statistics, 121 unintentional drowning deaths were reported in Broward County between 2011 and 2013; 24 of which were children aged 14 or younger. And did you know that for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency rooms require hospitalization or transfer for further care. These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state).

As members of public safety, we often come in contact with public pool areas in the course of our daily activities. Therefore, in an effort to combat these preventable deaths, law enforcement and fire rescue personnel are being asked to take a moment when responding to routine calls at condos, hotels, and other public swimming pool areas, to look for visible signs of unsafe conditions, such as:

  1. Unsecured or broken drain gratebroken gate
  2. Clarity of pool water is such that the main drain grate is not visible from the pool deck
  3. Safety equipment missing or broken, i.e., life hook, life ring, etc.
  4. Ladders & handrails to enter or exit a pool are missing or broken
  5. Fences, gates, or latches to enter or exit a pool are missing or broken.
  6. The underwater light is not securely fastened to the pool wall.



Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the aforementioned critical violations, which may cause a public pool to be CLOSED. If any of the above violations are observed, you should advise the manager or on-site supervisor of the violation and immediately report the violation to the Florida Department of Health in Broward via email at . Your notifications should include the name and address of the public pool, the violation observed, the manager or on-site supervisor who was advised of the violation, and your contact name and phone number.

For additional information or example pictures of unsafe pool conditions please refer to the Florida Department of Health Pool Assessment Checklist page, which can also be downloaded by clicking on the image below.

Pool Checklist

If any of the violations on the checklist are observed, please immediately contact the Florida Department of Health in Broward via email at:


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Hurricane Season - An Important Reminder


As we all know Hurricane Season is June 1st to November 30th of each calendar year. We are asking for the community’s help Be Preparedto make sure that everyone is safe this year if a hurricane strikes our area. We have all seen first-hand, the devastation that Hurricanes can cause.

  • Make sure all construction sites are free and clear of any loose items
  • Any type of furniture, branches, storage of bulk items, trash/debris, garbage, litter, and basically anything that could potentially be a projectile object should be removed from your property immediately
  • Please remember this is for yours and your neighbor’s protection that we ask you to help us make this Hurricane Season a safe one

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at 954-390-2151