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MCFRS News Release

For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2012

Release ID: 12-018
Contact: Scott Graham, Public Information Office
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(240) 777-2442 Media Line
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Officials Urge Extra Vigilance in Response to Two Near-Drownings over the Holiday Weekend

Rockville - - - Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are urging residents to take proper precautions around the water and to keep a close eye on children when they are near any water sources in response to two near-drownings over the Memorial Day weekend.  Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer or just learning how to swim, many water-related injuries can be avoided by knowing what to do and how to stay safe. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Department of Recreation are joining forces to promote the importance of water safety throughout the summer. Residents are urged to review these water safety tips to increase safety around the water: