Summer Safety Tips

Summer is up and running! A season for vacations and relaxing by the water under the sun. At Blue Hills, we want to make sure you and your family and ready and prepared for the summer season.

 

Beat the Heat:

Infants and young children, elderly people, pets, and people who work outdoors are most at risk for several heat-related illnesses. These include heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps. Click here to learn the difference and how to treat each one.

Make sure to stay hydrated when outside. And don't forget your friend, sunscreen!

 

Bug Safety:

It's mosquito season. Make sure to protect you and your family from mosquitoes this summer with these tips:

 

Fireworks:

It's best to leave the firework display to the experts. While there are some fireworks that are legal for consumers to purchase and use, please be extremely careful when using them.

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Water Safety:

Going to the pool or to the beach on a hot summer day is a great way to keep cool and have fun. Make sure your family is prepared when going into the water. Drowning is a common occurrence in pools, beaches, and even in residential homes.

 

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We hope you and your family have a great summer! Click here for more safety tips.

 

Sources:

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer

https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/stay-sun-safe-this-summer.html

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/water-safety

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