Yes, you read it right. April POOLS Day is coming. April 30th will be declared April POOLS Day in Wilton. We as a town are going to kick off the pool and swimming season in the right frame of mind and heighten situational awareness of the dangers of water activities. The fire department, police department and the Wilton Dive Rescue Team (staffed jointly by fire and police personnel) are about to embark on a town-wide drown prevention program. Why are we doing this?
- It’s part and parcel to our overall Community Risk Reduction plan.
- We have a lot of privately owned pools in town along with public pools and swimming areas.
- All of the drown prevention programs we have studied and researched had a child’s name on it. We’re naming ours The Wilton Drown Prevention Program.
- Being proactive with programs such as these creates a well informed and safer town.