Summer Safety Tips

10 Life Hacks for a Safer Summer

1. Stay Cool

Escalating temperatures are a part of summer. When planning outdoor activities, dress your family in lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothes.

2. Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can happen swiftly in hot conditions. Encourage frequent water intake, especially if your family is active outdoors. Carrying reusable water bottles can be helpful.

3. Practice Water Safety with Your Family

There is an increase in drowning incidents during the summer. Always supervise children near water bodies, and ensure everyone knows how to swim or has access to life-saving devices.  Taking a CPR Class or our Water Safety for the Public Class could save a life

4. Know the Signs of Heat Stress

Recognizing signs of heat stress, like dizziness, fatigue, headache, and nausea, can help prevent heat stroke.

5. Be Aware When Driving with Kids and Pets – Don’t Leave Them in the Car

Never leave children or pets in a parked car during summer. The temperature can quickly escalate, leading to life-threatening conditions.

6. Don’t Forget Sunscreen

UVA and UVB rays can cause severe skin damage. Apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 on all exposed skin, and reapply every two hours after swimming.

7. Check the Weather Before Leaving the House

Unexpected weather changes can impact your plans and safety. Always check the forecast before heading out to ensure you’re prepared for any shifts in the weather.

8. Stay Connected with Family and Friends While Traveling

Always let others know where you are going, whether it's a long drive or a hike outside. Make sure others know your location.

9. Keep an Eye Out for Teen Drivers on the Road

With schools on break, there are more teen drivers on the road. Be extra cautious and maintain safe distances while driving.

10. Do Not Drink and Drive

It’s always worth reiterating – if you plan to drink, don’t drive. Use a ride-sharing service or assign a designated driver to ensure everyone’s safety.