Make sure all kids wear helmets when on bikes,
scooters or skateboards.
With summer comes fun in the sun. Unfortunately for some, summer activities can lead to injuries or unintentional death if proper precautions aren’t taken. Understandably we like to make the most of our often short-lived summer season with a variety of fun activities.
Accidents are the number one cause of injury and death in children. A minute of prevention can save a lifetime of pain. Lake Stevens Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County wants to remind our community to take a minute to consider the following safety tips to avoid injuries this summer, or worse, a death.
Never leave a child unsupervised in a car. The inside of a car can reach deadly temperatures in a matter of minutes on a summer day.
Children should never swim alone; drowning is silent. Always supervise children in and around the water.
Be sure children have properly fitting helmets when they ride bikes, scooters, skateboards or roller skates.
Make sure windows are secured with a child lock to prevent window falls. Windows should open no further than four inches.
When camping, make sure children are supervised around the campfire. Parents should be responsible for lighting and extinguishing fires appropriately.
Remind children to hydrate regularly when playing outside, especially on hot days.
For a complete summer safety checklist, visit the Lake Stevens Fire website at www.lsfire.org under Publications / Brochures. Take time to be safe this summer!