1998 Water Related Incidents and Fatalities


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43 deaths have resulted from the
136 water related incidents this year

1/1/98 - 12/30/98

On December 30,1998 the Children's Safety Zone completed a survey of serious water related incidents that have occurred within Maricopa County, Arizona during 1998.

The results are as follows:

Phoenix Fire Department
reported by Tim Simmons
Total Incidents.............69 (45 children / 24 adults)
Children Fatalities...9   Total Fatalities...16

Tempe Fire Department
reported by Beverly Burns
Total Incidents...............6 (3 children / 3 adults)
Children Fatalities...1   Total Fatalities...2

Rural Metro Fire Department
reported by Colin Williams
Total Incidents...............15
Children Fatalities...2   Total Fatalities...4

Glendale Fire Department
reported by Sandy Raynor
Total Incidents...............12 (9 children / 3 adults)
Children Fatalities...1   Total Fatalities...4

Mesa Fire Department
reported by Gil Damiani
Total Incidents...............16 (12 children / 4 adults)
Children Fatalities...4   Total Fatalities...5
all 2-years-old or less

Maricopa County Sheriff's Department
reported by Lisa Allen
Total Incidents...............18
Children Fatalities...0   Total Fatalities...12
  (6 fatalities under 18 years-old)

Total Water Related Incident
 
Total Incidents...............136
Children Fatalities...17   Total Fatalities...43


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