Prevent Electric Shock Drowning
Every year people swimming around docks and boats using AC electricity are killed or injured.
New standards have emerged thanks to collective industry efforts. More work is needed to educate the public and dock/marina owners on understanding and implementing the new requirements.
Every one of these accidents is avoidable with these recommendations from the ESDPA:
1. DO NOT SWIM around docks and boats using AC electricity from the shore. Stay at least 150 feet away.
2. Ensure your docks are up to Code standards by inspection with qualified, licensed technitions.
3. If you witness an electric shock event in the water, DON'T jump in!, turn off power, call 911, throw a life ring, push the person AWAY from the dock (electric fields get stronger when closer to the source).
4. The ESDPA does not support "green light" devices to promote swimming around electricity. Electricity, water, and swimming around docks don't mix!
100% of all donations will help fund the all-volunteer effort to educate the public on the dangers of ESD. Donations will offset the cost of printing and mailing literature to improve safety on the waterfront.
Since we're almost to the current goal, we are going to raise the bar a little higher in hopes of continuing our efforts to improve safety in the marine environment.
Every donation has the potential of saving a child's life. And no donation is too small. About $20 gets several hundred brochures out to folks using our waters for recreation. The life saved may be your own family member.
Stay safe, and follow the recommendations at wwwelectricshockdrowning.org.
New national codes have been written as a result of our campaigning efforts. We have to push hard to educate the folks affected by these live saving code changes.
And our effort to keep the public aware of ESD continues at a cost for materials and dissemination.
With your help we can stop ESD. Every dollar assists in the effort. And aside from the small percentage that Go Fund Me takes, 100% of donated money goes directly to the cause. This is an "all volunteer" force.
Appreciate anything you can do to help us beat ESD and save lives!
Our deepest sympathies to families around Smith Lake, AL. A beautiful teenage girl was lost to ESD several weeks ago. Please help prevent accidents through understanding and information. We need your ongoing support.