LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The American Red Cross, Henderson firefighters and Boy Scouts are organizing a door-to-door drowning prevention and pool safety campaign operation in neighborhoods this weekend.
Red Cross spokesman Lloyd Ziel says volunteers plan to distribute 8,000 notices touting what officials call the ABCD's of pool safety.
Volunteers plan to fan out after an 11 a.m. Saturday news conference at Henderson Fire Station No. 97 off Amador Lane south of Horizon Ridge Drive.
The Southern Nevada Health District reports an average of about eight drownings per year over the last six years.
Ziel points to health district report showing 11 near-drowning "submersion incidents" in 2012. Most involve children.
The Red Cross offers water safety classes at Southern Nevada community pools.