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Cardon Children's Medical Center /2012 Walk for Water Safety Volunteers armed with informational door bags helping to educate Arizonans around water.

PHOENIX -- The weather is warming up and the water looks tempting.

Before diving in, lace right up and join the walk for water safety this weekend.

Arizona's fire departments need help hanging plastic bags on thousands of front doors across the state Saturday. Inside the bags is information to help keep everyone safe around water.

For Cody Thompson, that message is personal. His son Brennan drowned in an Arizona canal in 2011.

Thompson told Raising Arizona Kids, "It's avoidable."

To join the walk or volunteer, contact one of the local fire departments:

• Apache Junction: Tina Gerola, 480-982-4440

• Avondale: Sue Pistoia, 623-333-6112

• Chandler: Brad Miller, 480-782-2136

• Florence: Bill Bruin, 1-520-868-7609

• Gilbert: Jean Machnicki, 480-503-6325

• Glendale: Janet Boberg, jboberg@glendaleaz.com

• Goodyear: Tanja Tanner, 623-882-7308

• Lake Havasu City: Kathy Black, 1-928-855-3609

• Maricopa: Brad Pitassi, 1-520-251-3888

• Mesa: Michele Long, 480-644-2294

• Peoria: Tim Eiden, 623-773-7919

• Safe Kids Pima County, 1-520-324-2783

• Queen Creek: Ron Knight, ron.knight@queencreek.org

• San Tan Valley/Fountain Hills: Mark Cichocki, 480-540-8802

• Scottsdale: Lori Schmidt 480-312-1817

• Southwest Ambulance, Rural/Metro Fire: John Ford, 480-655-7223

• Sun City West: Hollie Sandeen, 623-215-1058

• SWIMkids USA: Melissa Sutton, 480-820-9109

• Tempe: Monique Bonfiglio, 480-858-7240

• Yuma Safekids: Ryan Butcher, 1-928-317-4667

Holliday Moore,

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