It's that time of year again for summer fun. Vacations, camping, outdoor summer sports, boating, fishing, and the Fourth of July. Everyone enjoys the summer days but be cautious while enjoying some of the summer time events.

Health Safety

  • Make sure you wear light clothes for the summer.
  • Be cautious of your time in the direct sun.
  • Take breaks, get out of the heat and cool off.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Keep hydrated.
  • Wear sunscreen while in the direct sun.

Fireworks Safety

  • Make sure it is not a windy day when setting off fireworks.
  • Make sure you don't set off the fireworks in a dry wooded area.
  • Open areas, non grassy and wooded are the best areas.
  • Use the recommended tools to light the fireworks.
  • Do not hold fireworks in your hands and light them.
  • Have a water source available.
  • If fireworks land in a grassy, wooded area or someplace that can start a fire, wet down with a water source.

Barbecue Safety

  • All grills should be used outdoors.
  • Keep all pets and children away from the grill while in use.
  • Always stay with the grill. Never leave the grill unattended.
  • Make sure the grill is away from all structures, fences, decks, etc.
  • Keep grease trays clean and do not let the grease build up.
  • Always keep grill clean and serviced.
  • Always shut off propane tank after use.
  • Place all ashes in a metal container.
  • Always use approved lighter fluid to start the coals.
  • Once finished, place cover on the grill and close vents. Allow coals to burn out completely.

Campfire Safety

  • When you build campfires, keep them small. Be cautious that you are not in a grassy area where it can spread.
  • Keep water around and some tools such as a rake and shovel.
  • Never leave the campfire unattended.
  • Make sure you don't have a tent or sleeping bag close to the campfire.
  • Only burn natural products such as wood, straw, etc.
  • When you are done, make sure campfire is completely extinguished, including hot coals.

Boating Safety

  • Wear a life jacket.
  • Make sure your boat is in good order and you test your boat and equipment before entering the water.
  • Be cautious of other boaters.
  • Have a marine radio and/or a cell phone available.
  • Have a plan. Make sure someone knows your plan and where you will be in case of emergencies.
  • Obey all boating rules and regulations in the water where you are located.