Summer is here!

The Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department would like to wish everyone a fun and safe summer! The kids are out of school and termperatures are soaring so many people head to the water for fun… We would like to remind everyone to consider the following helpful tips:

  • Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water to help avoid any heat related incidents.
  • Use Sunblock! Adults and kids as well. Rememer to reapply often, especially when playing in and around the water.
  • Make sure your house/pool have been properly child proofed. Gates, fences, locks and of course, adult supervision is a must! Drownings can occur in as little as 2″ of water.
  • Do not mix alcohol with driving boats or personal watercraft – it’s dangerous and illegal!

Being prepared and using some common sense can be the difference between an awesome summer or a tragic event. Please be safe and have fun!!!

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Brought to you by the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County

 

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The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County provides a coloring & activity book aimed at providing you a great tool to educate kids and adults about the dangers of sinking vehicles. According to the Medical Examiner of District 15, Motor Vehicle crashes into canals are the second leading cause of drowning in Palm Beach County. This book contains alot of great information and tips in a format that will make learning fun for kids. We encourage you to print out a copy and share with your friends and family!

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