More PSA “Deadly Silence: Are You Listening” Versions Released

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, in conjunction with Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, produced a series of public service announcements to remind people just how dangerous backyard pools can be. On June 16th, 2017, the agencies held a media event poolside at California Family Fitness in Rancho Cordova to officially launch the PSAs.

Below are all six version of the PSA — three in English, and the same three in Spanish.


Deadly Silence: Version I



Deadly Silence: Version II



Deadly Silence: Version III


All six of these PSAs, along with every PSA Cal OES has produced recently, can be found on our YouTube page.


Also visit our Backyard Pools Survival page for more lifesaving tips, resources and downloadable videos and materials.


California Family Fitness has a number of swimming lessons designed for all ages and abilities, and is a great start at making your child pool smart.

Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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