Heat Safety

Stay cool, stay hydrated, take breaks, stay informed!

TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT

As temperatures begin to rise, be especially mindful of summertime activity, whether playing or working. To prevent heat-related illness:

STAY COOL
  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings, and do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • If the temperature is very high, reduce outdoor activity to fifteen minutes at a time.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • NEVER leave a child or a pet unattended in a vehicle, even for a short period of time!
STAY HYDRATED
  • Drink more than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Make sure your family, friends and neighbors are drinking enough water.
STAY INFORMED
  • Check your local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips.
  • Keep informed by listening to local weather and news.
  • Keep your friends, family and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information. For more information on extreme heat, visit the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

Download our heat safety brochure, and share with your friends, family, and coworkers: Beat The Heat Brochure