Each year over 50 children die because they were left alone in a car during warm weather.

  • A child should never be left in a car unattended, even with the windows slightly open. The temperature can reach 140 degrees very quickly.
  • Teach children to never play in any vehicle or in the trunk of a vehicle.
  • Call 911 immediately if you see an unattended child in a car. Fire Department professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble.

 

Water safety Reminders

Children drown quickly and quietly. Many of these accidents can be avoided by not being distracted by phones, reading, and conversations around the pool.

  • Never leave a child unattended at a pool, not even for a second. Have a cellphone nearby to call 911 in an emergency.
  • If you own a pool, make sure it has a four-sided fence and a self-closing, self-latching gate. Remove the ladder if the pool is not in use.
  • Hot tubs should be covered and locked when not in use.
  • Drowning victims need CPR right away, even before the paramedics can get there – Learn CPR.
  • Enroll your child in swim lessons. Children from families that do not swim are more likely to drown.
  • If you go boating, have your child wear a life jacket every time. Nine out of   ten people that drown during a boating accident are not wearing a life jacket. Alcohol is involved in one of every five boating fatalities.

 

Enjoy Your Summer Safely!

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