The Crossett Fire Department is offering a community outreach class on water safety free to the public.

Susie Tanksley at the Crossett Fire Department said that with the city pool opening and people opening their private pools at their homes, she thought the course would be a good idea.

Tanksley said that she will teach the class with help from Brandy Dye and they will have brochures and other items to hand out from Pool Safely.

Dye will not only be assisting Tanksley with instructing the class, but she will also be there to talk about her own personal experience and share her story. Dye lost a young son in a swimming pool mishap.

“I think it’s an honor that they asked me,” Dye said. “And if I can help prevent someone else from loosing a loved one, I will do whatever is needed.”

The class will be held on two different occasions.

The first will be June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The second be June 22 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Both of the classes will be at the Crossett Fire Department.

Anyone who attends will have the option of attending a CPR class on a later date at a discounted rate.

Those interested may contact the Crossett Fire Deptartment at 870-364-4134 to register.

The class is open to anyone and the deadline to register is June 17 at noon.

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