What is Kristi's Kids Lifesaver?
Three years ago, we launched our Kristi’s Kids- Be a News 4 Lifesaver campaign after we had a record number of drownings in Southern Arizona.
Last summer, the number of drownings in Tucson decreased significantly, but we’ve yet to make it through a summer without losing a child to drowning. This year, we’ve again teamed up with the Rural Metro Fire Department, Tucson FIre Department, Safe Kids, Sunshine Swim School, Pool Guard, and the American Red Cross 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.
Posted 8:43 PM 10/3/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - Kristi's Kids is a proud partner in the TMC/Kohl's Cares "Vest It Up!" program, and tomorrow's a big day!
Tomorrow, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., parents can go to Reid Park and trade their child's floaties for a "Vest It Up!" voucher (for free swim lessons.)
Once a child (More)
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Posted 4:52 PM 10/2/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - This Friday, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tucson Medical Center and Kohl's Cares will take your child's floaties and give you a voucher to participate in the Kohl's Cares Vest it Up! program.
Once a child (ages 4 to 17) completes eight swim lessons, they will receive a U.S. Coast (More)
Posted 10:00 PM 9/5/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - In 2013 one child died in a backyard swimming pool in Pima County. Another 15 kids nearly drowned.
We launched the Kristi's Kids News 4 Tucson Lifesaver program in 2010 after seven children died the year before in the Tucson area.
Posted 9:31 PM 8/22/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - There have been 11 close calls for Pima County kids this swim season and one child has died in a backyard swimming pool.
Our News 4 Tucson Lifesaver partner, Tucson Medical Center, is determined to cut those numbers. So the hospital recruited college interns to dig deep.(More) • Video (1)
Posted 2:17 PM 8/21/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - Marking 10 years of Drowning Impact Awareness Month in Tucson, there will be a water safety expo at this weekend's Mud Drags. It's fun for the entire family and Kristi's Kids is a proud sponsor!
The event runs August 23rd (6-9pm) and 24th (5-9pm)... at the Tucson Rodeo (More)
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Posted 9:44 PM 8/15/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - There are a few weeks left in this year's swim season. So far in Pima County we've seen 12 water related accidents involving kids. One of the children died.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona teaches thousands of girls swim safety every year.
Posted 6:00 PM 8/8/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month in Arizona. Statewide there's often a spike in water related accidents this time of year.
It's important not to let your guard down when it comes to water safety.
Posted 6:00 PM 8/1/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - Adult supervision is the most effective way to keep kids safe, but when that fails, barriers are the next lines of defense.
Posted 6:00 PM 7/25/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
Tucson - August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month. There is just over a month left in this year's swim season and this is the time when people let their guard down.
Kids will be back in school soon and will bring a lot of distractions which takes our attention away from the water.(More) • Video (1)
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Posted 6:00 PM 7/18/2013 by Kristi Tedesco
TUCSON - Flash floods can be deadly during the monsoon so adult supervision should extend beyond the backyard swimming pool.
As of July 18th, Tucson Fire Department responded to four swift water rescues. Two of those operations were on the same day.
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