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Safety Tips

According to data collected by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, “87 children drown at home every year and 81% of these incidents involve bathtubs or bath-related items.” Bathtub incidents can be prevented and the Washington City Fire Department is here to keep the community informed.


  1. Always stay within arm’s reach when a child is in or near the bathtub, even when filling it.
  1. Tip: before you begin bathing your child, have all supplies (soap, toys, towel) within arm’s reach.
  2. If you need to leave the bathroom, take your child with you.
  3. Avoid phones, magazines or anything else that may cause distraction.
  1. Use rubber grippers, bathmats and faucet covers to avoid slips and scrapes.
  2. Always empty bath water immediately after use.
  3. Place a latch on the bathroom door to keep children out of the bathroom when unsupervised.
  4. Pay attention to water temperature. Test water with your wrist or elbows to prevent any burns to young, sensitive skin.

The following links will provide additional information on bathtub safety and tips that you can follow at home for a safer space for your children. Washington City is not affiliated with any of the following initiatives or companies:

If you would like additional information on CPR training, contact our main station (435) 673-4788.

–Fire Department

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