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Outsmart Summer Danger

  • Beat the Heat

    ​Whether you’re working or playing outside in the summer, anybody not accustomed to the heat is at risk for a heat-related illness. Take steps to protect yourself:

    ✓ Wear appropriate clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat

    ✓ Take frequent water breaks

    ✓ Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15

    ✓ Never leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle

  • Water Safety

    poolside.jpgMore than one in five drowning victims are children 14-years-old and younger, and most incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub. Keep your kids safe in the water:

    • ✓ Find age-appropriate swim lessons for your child, but keep in mind that lessons do not make your child "drown-proof"
    • ✓ Don't rely on lifeguards to watch over your children
    • ​✓ Never leave your child unattended
  • Practice Firework Safety


    Fourth of July is one of the biggest events of the summer—but it can bring an increase in in​juries. In 2010, fireworks caused an estimated 15,500 reported fires, including 1,100 structure fires.

    Celebrate safely this summer.

  • Beware of the 100 Deadliest Days

    ​The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the deadliest time for teen crashes on our roadways. Parents can play a role to help keep their new teen drivers safe.

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  • Have Fun Safely

    ​Outdoor activities are a great way to be active and stay in shape. Make sure you don't put an end to the fun because of an injury.

    Outdoor Safety Tips

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