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Posted on: July 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Have a Fun and Safe Summer

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Summer is the time for getting outdoors and having fun. The following are some safety tips for favorite summer activities. By using these simple tips residents can help to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe summer season.

Grilling Safety

  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below.
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
  • When you are finished grilling with charcoal, let the coals completely cool before disposing in a metal container.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

Beach Safety Tips

  • Learn to swim and know your swimming ability.
  • Swim near a lifeguard.
  • Keep children within arms-length.
  • Obey posted signs.
  • Pay attention to buoys and swim within them.
  • Stay out of water during thunderstorms.
  • Do not rely on swimming aids.
  • Do not swim immediately after a meal.
  • Alcohol and swimming do not mix.
  • Enter water feet first. Diving can be dangerous, specially if you do not know your surroundings.
  • Do not swim in dark.
  • Use sunscreen and drink water.
  • Take frequent breaks. Every hour take a sun, water, or bathroom break.
  • Keep the beach and water clean.

Fireworks Safety

  • Leave fireworks to the professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks such as sparklers and firecrackers. The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause thirddegree burns.
  • The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
  • After the firework display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over as they may still be active.

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