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Note: The event has been relocated to the Vons Shopping Center, 8011 University Ave., from 9:00 am to 1200 pm.  The article below has been changed to reflect that.


April 29, 2015 (La Mesa) -- The City of Mesa has declared May “Drowning Prevention Month”. To help kick off the month, Heartland Fire & Rescue has teamed up with the La Mesa Municipal Pool for a drowning prevention event on Friday, May 1st. 

The event will take place at the Vons Shopping Center, 8011 University Ave., from 9:00 am to 1200 pm.  Heartland Firefighters will be teaching “Compression Only” CPR and “Poolside CPR” which addresses the fact that drowning victims are more of a respiratory emergency, and emphasizes rescue breathing before starting compressions.

City of La Mesa Municipal Pool employees will also be providing additional information on drowning and pool safety and will have sign ups available for upcoming swimming lessons.

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