Summer Safety

Published on June 26, 2017

Fourth of July

The 4th of July can be fun but also dangerous. We hope you enjoy your holiday plans, but just wanted to give you some basic tips on how to make it safe. Never give sparklers or other 4th of July novelties to small children. Always follow the instructions on the packaging and keep a supply of water nearby as a precaution. Don’t point sparklers, etc. at yourself or others. Make sure an adult is present and please use common sense during this important holiday.

Grilling Safety

Always supervise a BBQ grill when lit and make sure everyone, including pets, stay away from the area. Keep the grill at least 2 feet away from your deck, siding, branches and any outdoor equipment that can catch fire easily.

Sun Protection

Wear at least SPF30 sunscreen and limit exposure to direct sunlight. Remember to drink plenty of water regularly, even when not thirsty. During hot weather, watch for signs of heat stroke. Signs include…hot, red skin…changes in consciousness…rapid weak pulse…rapid, shallow breathing.

Call 911 immediate if anyone experiences these symptoms. Have a safe holiday!

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