WEAR A HELMET!
Every ride, every time. Helmets should be warn snug fitted and level.
Replace helmet after three to five years and/or if cracked.
LIFE JACKETS ON BOATS!
Even for really strong swimmers, always on children.
BEAT THE HEAT!
Bring and dring water, wear hats, seek shade for breaks.
HIKE, BIKE, SWIM, EXPLORE!
ALWAYS with a friend, never alone.
KNOW YOUR NATURE!
Be alert for bugs, snakes and wildlife common to the area you're in.
PREP YOUR CHILD!
Even supervised, children tend to wander. Tell them what to do,
where to go, and who to look for if you get seperated.
Apply at least an SPF for 15, 30 minutes before going out.
The sun is strongest betweem 10 am to 4 pm but burns can happen
anytime, even when it is overcast.
WEAR EYE PROTECTION
Even during yard work or mowing.
USE CAR SAFETY SENSE!
Always keep vehicles locked and never leave a child or pet unattended.
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK!
Summer can get us out of routine with kids, place a stuffed toy in the front seat as a reminder.
KNOW THE SIGNS!
Heat Exhaustion: Nausa, fatigue, head or body aches and/or dizziness.
Heat Stroke: Labored breathing, rapid pulse, red or flushed skin,
absence of sweat, confusion or aggetation, seizure and/or coma.
USE WATER SAFETY SENSE!
Never leave children unatteded near rivers, lakes or even shallow pools.
Know what to do in an emergency. Learn CPR and basic water rescue skills.
RESPECT THE RIVER!
Don't underestimate the power of water; rivers and even lakes can have undertows
Always swim with a friend. Even strong swimmers can easliy become fatigued or cramp.