Yes, you read it right. April POOLS Day is coming once again to Wilton. April 30th will be declared April POOLS Day in Wilton by the town’s Emergency Services. As a town, we strive to kick off the pool, swimming and boating 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) now embark on our townwide drown prevention program. Why are we doing this again?
- 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 them. We’re naming ours “The Wilton Drown Prevention Program.”
- Being proactive with programs such as these creates a well-informed and safer town.