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Electric Shock Drowning Prevention

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As temperatures climb into record-high numbers, the urge to cool off becomes overpowering. Glistening lakes and blue pools are inviting, but hidden dangers may lurk within them. Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) happens when electricity from a dock, boat, pool, hot tub, or marina seeps into the water and electrifies it, causing critical injury and death to non-suspecting swimmers. The Eureka Fire Protection District encourages you to watch this NFPA safety video so that you will know how to prevent ESD.