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Episode 13 Lauren Broom interviews Amanda Throndsen.
Summer Series Continues.....
Topic: Florida Drowning Stats & Layers of Protection when it comes to childhood drowning and prevention, our special podcast summer series.
Amanda currently works for the Florida Dept. of Health in Tallahassee as the Safe Kids Florida State Coordinator in the Violence and Injury Prevention Section (VIPS). She was working on the US Consumer Product Safety Commissions Pool Safely Grant fulltime until her promotion in January 2020. The Pool Safely grant was given to the state to combat unintentional drownings through education of Code/ Statute Enforcement Personnel and Community Outreach. Over the last year, Ms. Throndsen has asisted with the other topics for VIPS, including mental health, suicide prevention, human trafficking, domestic and sexual violence creating and delivering content for media use. Previously, Amanda was in the aquatics industry for more than 20 years teaching, training, running programs and facilities. She holds training certifications from the American Red Cross along with being a Certified Pool Operator and achieving a Master's Degree in management and public relations.
This episode is sponsored by PoolMarketing.com