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This Fourth of July holiday, prevent fires.
June is CPR and Summer Safety Month
Each year, over 350,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death and occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions and the heart suddenly stops beating, often without warning. A person’s survival after cardiac arrest is largely dependent on getting CPR from someone nearby. CPR , especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Be the difference for someone you love! It only takes 90 seconds to learn the two steps to save a life with CPR. Take 90 Seconds to Learn How to Save a Life-Watch the 90-second video .
- Summer Danger
- Beat the Heat
When working or playing outside in the summer, take steps to protect yourself by wearing appropriate clothing (light-colored and lightweight limited to one layer of absorbent material. Drink fluids that contain salt and sugar, such as sports drinks. Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays (usually labeled as a "broad-spectrum" sunscreen). Never leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle.
Find age-appropriate swim lessons for your child, but keep in mind that lessons do not make your child “drown-proof”. Children need constant supervision around water – whether the water is in a bathtub, a wading pool, an ornamental fish pond, a swimming pool, a spa, the beach, or a lake. No matter what their swimming skills.
- Playground safety
Adult supervision is necessary at all times to help prevent injuries by making sure kids properly use playground equipment and don’t engage in unsafe behavior around it.
June 1 – November 30
Tropical storms and depressions also can cause major damage. Even if a storm doesn't reach the maximum sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour to classify as a hurricane, the 39 to 73 mile-per-hour winds of a tropical storm, along with heavy rains and tornadoes, can cause loss of life and property. Hurricane Strong is a national hurricane resilience initiative to save lives and homes through collaboration with leading organizations in the disaster safety movement. For ways to prepare, visit Pinellas County Emergency Management.
- Vehicle Emergency Supply Kit
Every vehicle should have an emergency supply kit located in the trunk. Kits should be checked every six months and expired items should be replaced to keep it up to date. Keep family and emergency phone numbers, including your auto insurance provider and a towing company, in your phone.
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