Summer Safety Tips
SwimmingUse the buddy system - make sure you have adult supervision while swimming. If you can not swim do not go near the water!
BicyclesMake sure you wear your helmet and body guards to prevent serious injury if you should fall off your bike. Always ride on sidewalks so you do not become a target for cars driving by.
AutomobilesPlease obey the posted speed limits and slow down! Children have a tendency of not looking both ways before going on the street.
Heat Exhaustion/heat StrokeThe way that heat exhaustion can be prevented when the temperatures are extremely hot is to make sure you drink a lot of fluids to replace the fluids lost when you sweat. Also, if it is too hot outside we recommend that you stay in a cool environment unless you absolutely have to leave. Signs/symptoms of heat exhaustion are:
- Altered thinking
- Dizzy spells
The individuals that need to be especially careful around hot temperatures are those who use medications that can be altered as their body temperature rises. Some of these individuals are those with diabetes, heart disease, alcoholism and psychological disturbances.