Watch for signs of thirst, cramping, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, headaches or fever.
Stay hydrated by drinking more fluids than you ordinarily would on a cooler day (fluids without sugar).
TIP: If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
Move to a shady area, loosen clothing, & fan the person in order to bring their body temperature down.
Sunburns and Other Burns
Be careful in playing on metal playground equipment.
Apply proper sun lotion of 15 spf or higher to prevent sunburns.
Apply cool compress on sunburns, take cool baths, and wear eye gear to protect your eyes.
Children who do not know how to swim should ALWAYS wear a life vest in pools, rivers and lakes.
Children should ALWAYS wear a life vest in rivers and lakes regardless of knowing how to swim.
Place a fence around a pool at your residence, and know which of their friends have pools
(know how they plan to keep children safe).
Other Summer Safety Tips
Use insect repellants if exposure to bugs is likely.
Have your kids wear head gear when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards.
NEVER leave animals or children in a hot car or unattended.
Ensure that your pets have adequate water to drink as well.
It is important not to leave children home alone until they are old enough to care for their basic
needs, and know how to respond in emergencies.
Talk with your kids to ensure that they are comfortable with being home on their own.