Summer Safety Tips
Family outings and celebrations keep families busy during the summer months. It is important to take precautions to have fun and safe activities.
With the Fourth of July approaching there are some steps everyone should take to have a safe holiday.
The National Council of Fireworks Safety gives the following tips:
- Adults should supervise all fireworks activities.
- Never give fireworks to young children.
- Always purchase fireworks from reliable sources.
- Use legal fireworks
- Follow label directions carefully.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from buildings and vehicles.
- Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them in metal or glass containers.
- Light them one at a time then move back quickly.
- Don’t experiment with home-made fireworks.
- Observe local laws and use common sense.
Other summer safety tips:
- Make sure your family emergency kit is up-to-date and ready in case of emergency.
- Drink plenty of water during the summer to prevent dehydration.
- Take precautions with food when grilling or on a picnic. Never leave food out more than two hours and keep cold foods cold.
- Review what to do in case of severe weather. Make sure family members know the difference between a watch and a warning. A watch means conditions are right for severe weather. A warning means dangerous weather is threatening the area.
Have a safe and fun summer.