Sheriff Jay Russell Offers Summer Safety Tips

The Memorial Day Holiday signals the beginning of summer recreational activities. Sheriff Jay Russell and Deputies offer five safety tips to keep your kids safe whether they’re at home, at play, or on the road.

  • Swimming Safety – Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a dip in the pool or a trip to a lake or beach. Designate a responsible adult to keep an eye on kids in the water.
  • Summer Travel – Before piling in the car for that long road trip (or even a short one), double check to make sure your child’s seat is installed correctly.
  • Bike Safety – Riding bikes is a great way to exercise and explore the neighborhood. Keep your kids protected by teaching them to always wear a properly fitted helmet. It’s the best way to prevent a serious head injury.
  • Hot Cars – Car-related heatstroke prevention is something to remember      year-round, but its extra important when the weather heats up. Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children.
  • Grilling Safety – When outdoor grilling, position the grill away from foot traffic and play areas and create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around the grill to prevent burns.

Sheriff Russell and Deputies hope everyone has a great summer and a safe and happy Memorial Day!