PHOENIX - Firefighters are canvassing a Phoenix neighborhood, to spread awareness about childhood drownings.
The outreach program is called W.A.V.E. which stands for Water Awareness Vigilance and Education.
Phoenix firefighters and volunteers will talk with residents who live off of 59th Avenue and Camelback Road. They will hand out pamphlets and talk about different ways to prevent drownings.
Over the weekend, a 2-year-old girl died, after she was found floating in a Phoenix backyard pool.
This is the 36th water-related death in the Valley of the Sun this year, 10 of which have involved children.
Childhood drowning incidents can be prevented by adult supervision and barriers between children and water.
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