Town of Maynard, Massachusetts

Water Safety Tips from the Maynard Fire Department

As summer approaches, Chief Anthony Stowers and the Maynard Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe while swimming in both public and private pools, as well as participating in recreational activities on the Assabet River.

Although the majority of the Assabet River flows gently, there are some Class 1 and 2 rapids in Maynard that can provide a challenge for beginner whitewater boaters. Please be aware that dams, high water (and low bridges), downed trees, and seasonal rapids can pose serious hazards to boaters.

The American Canoe Association offers the following safety tips to kayakers, paddlers, and recreational boaters:

For those with their own pools, Maynard Fire suggests that the community follow safety tips outlined by the American Red Cross: