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Seasonal Safety


Fourth of July

  • View fireworks from a safe distance
  • Wear hearing protection

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

  • Make sure all decorative lighting is in working condition and there are no frayed wires, or loose connections as they are a fire hazard
  • Do not leave candles or matches within a child’s reach
  • Remove and supervise your child around potential choking hazards.  
  • Keep breakable items out of your child’s reach


  • Use crosswalks, sidewalks and face traffic when walking where there are no sidewalks.  
  • Be attentive to surroundings, do not be distracted by electronic devices
  • Costumes should be reflective and fit properly to prevent trips or falls
  • Choose face paint instead of masks which can obstruct a child’s vision

Summer Safety

Sun Safety

  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15
  • Avoid the heat and stay hydrated.
  • Wear light weight clothing, sunglasses with UV protection and a hat for shade.  

Water Safety

  • Children should be supervised by an adult at all times when in water –(pool, lake, etc.)   
  • Start swimming lessons early for children as it is a first step toward water safety.  Remember, swim lessons don’t make kids “drown proof”

Boating Safety    

  • Children under 12 must wear an approved personal floatation device (PFT) (Life Jacket) all times when boating - including kayaks, canoes and row boats.  

Winter Safety


  • This condition happens when the skin and outer tissues become frozen.  Frostbite can occur on fingers, toes, ears and nose.  
  • Dress in layers to stay warm and dry.  Wear a hat, scarf and gloves and keep ears covered.
  • Dress babies in one more layer of clothing than an adults would wear in the same conditions

Winter Sports

  • Sledding
    • Children should be supervised by an adult
    • Never go down a hill face first or stand on a sled
    • Sled feet first or sitting up, kept away from motor vehicles
    • Best practice is to wear a helmet.  
  • Ice skating
    • Ice skate on approved surfaces
    • Wear protective gear including a helmet
    • Skate in same direction as crowd