Warm Weather Safety

Water Safety

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Camping Safety Tips

  • Always use a flame retardant tent and set up camp far away from the campfire.
  • Only use flashlights or battery-powered lanterns inside the tent or any other closed space. Do not use liquid-filled heaters or lanterns.
  • Always build your campfire down-wind away from your tent. Clear all vegetation and dig a pit surrounded by rocks before building your campfire.
  • Store liquid fire-starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire and only use dry kindling to freshen campfire.
  • Always put out a campfire when going to sleep or leaving the campsite. To extinguish the fire, cover with dirt or pour water over it.


  • Stay safe by always leaving fireworks to professionals.
  • Stay back at least 500 feet from professional fireworks displays.
  • Treat all fireworks, whether legal or illegal for consumers, as suitable only for use by trained professionals.
  • If you find fireworks, do not touch them, but instead direct authorities to find them.
  • Leave any area where amateurs are using fireworks.

Scooter, Bike & Pedestrian Safety

  • Wear comfortable, properly-fitted helmet bearing the label of an independent testing lab. Be sure that the helmet sits level on top of the head, not rocking in any direction, and always fasten the safety strap.
  • Be sure that safety gear (wrist, elbow, and kneepads) fits properly and does not interfere with the rider's movement, vision, or hearing. Wrist pads are not recommended for scooter riders as they may affect their ability to maneuver.
  • Ride scooters and bikes only on smooth, paved surfaces and only ride during daylight hours.
  • Learn the proper hand signals and use them when you turn or stop.
  • Come to a complete stop before entering driveways, paths, or sidewalks. Then look left, right, and left again for bikes, cars, or pedestrians.
  • Teach crossing safety to children by example.