San Bernardino County firefighters responded on Friday to two separate incidents in Hesperia in a short period of time involving small children and pools.

At the first incident, a 1 year-old male fell into an in-ground pool on the 17100 block of Danbury Avenue. When a family member found the child, she yelled for help. Nearby neighbors immediately responded, were able to pull the child from the pool and start CPR. Firefighters arrived on scene, continued CPR and transported the child to Desert Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A short time later, firefighters responded to a second incident on the 7000 block of Alston Avenue where a 2 year-old male had fallen into an above ground pool. Firefighters immediately started CPR and transported the child to Desert Valley Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

San Bernardino County Fire suggests these water safety tips:

* Install four-sided isolation fencing at least 5 feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, around home swimming pools.
* Pool alarms and pool covers can offer an extra layer of protection. However, do not rely on them to keep your kids safe; they should be used in conjunction with fencing and constant supervision.
* Empty all buckets, containers and wading pools immediately after use. Store them upside-down and out of children's reach.
* Do not let children dive into water unless the child has learned proper diving techniques, an adult is present and the depth of the water is greater than 9 feet.
* Children with marginal mobility should not be left unattended in a tub or other body of water regardless of age or presumed ability.
* Teach your child to never run, push or jump on others around water.
* Children should learn to swim. Enroll them in swimming lessons taught by qualified instructors when they are ready, usually after age 4. If you don't know how to swim, enroll with your kids!
* Know which of your child's friends and neighbors have pools. Make sure your child will be supervised by an adult while visiting.
* Adults and kids over age 13 should learn infant and child CPR.

* Keep rescue equipment, a telephone and emergency numbers by the pool.