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Electric Shock Drowning Prevention


Man Wakeboarding | EFPD | Eureka, MO

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.



 

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Eureka Fire Protection District is an EMS, Fire, and Rescue service provider located in Eureka, Missouri. Staffed with nearly one hundred volunteer and career Paramedics, EMTs, Firefighters, Junior Firefighters, and administrative teams, the department provides its local community with fire prevention, education, safety resources, and emergency relief. Eureka Fire Protection District maintains a reputation as a well-run, high-performing fire department by keeping up to date with the latest in life-saving training and technology.

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