What is Kristi's Kids Lifesaver?

Five years ago, we launched our Kristi's Kids- Be a News 4 Lifesaver campaign after we had a record number of child drownings in Southern Arizona.

The number of child drownings in Tucson decreased significantly, but we've yet to make it through a summer without losing a child. This year, we've again teamed up with the area Fire Departments, Safe Kids of Pima County, Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, YMCA, Jim Click Automotive, and Protect a Child to educate viewers on how they can prevent children from drowning.

We urge viewers to designate one adult, around a pool with children, to be the Child Watcher and to wear a Child Watcher whistle. You can get a whistle by dropping by the KVOA studios at 209 West Elm Street or at any Rural Metro Fire Department.

This year, be a News 4 Lifesaver, and help us eliminate childhood drownings.

YMCA Logo Safe Kids Pima County logo

Corona de Tucson Fire Dept logo


Protect a child logo

TMC for Children logo


Mt. Vista Fire District logo


Jim Click Logo


Drowning Prevention Coalition of AZ logo Rural Metro Fire Dept Logo Drexel Heights Fire Dept Logo

Check out these informative pool safety flyers from Safe Kids Tucson and Tucson Fire Department (in PDF format):

Click here for information on supporting the Tucson Fire Department's Public Education Division.

Click here to take a Water Safety Quiz courtesy of the American Red Cross.