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Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.
While summer can be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, Rutherford Regional is proud to share some key safety tips to keep your summer fun and free of injury and stress.
Did you know that heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.? Heat overexposure is especially dangerous for children and the elderly. The good news is that protection from the heat and the sun’s rays can often be relatively easy to manage in contrast with some other weather-related dangers, so it’s crucial to know how to protect ourselves, especially as we enter the height of summer.
Beat the heat this summer with these cool tips:
For more information on heat safety, check out www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/.
There’s nothing that quite beats the heat like jumping in the water. Whether you’re poolside, lakeside or beachside, keep these tips from the American Red Cross top of mind to ensure a safe and fun time for everyone.
lakes; currents and underwater hazards can make falling into the water dangerous.
If you have your own pool or hot tub or live on a body of water, make sure you have reach and throw equipment, a cell phone, life jackets and a first aid kit handy at all times. For more water safety tips, check out www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety.
When the kids are out of school, for many, it’s vacation time. Summer can be the perfect chance to gather everyone together and hit the road for a quality family get-away. Keeping in mind these hints will help ensure a smooth ride both before and during your time away – at least when you’re not on a roller coaster with “Screamin’” in the title.
your trip, or have a neighbor or friend you trust pick them up for you.
if you have one.
These timely tips combined with a healthy dose of common sense will help ensure your vacation memories land squarely in the fun column!