Valley Park Fire District

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Welcome to the Valley Park Fire District Website. We hope you find this resource to be educational, entertaining, and informational. Should you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the website, feel free to email the fire chief,  rwilken@vpfire.org

Summer Safety

 

summer_clip_art.JPGLooks like summer is officially here, time to do all those summer activities that we love to do, but let’s not forget to be safe while we are having fun. Everyone likes to get out of the house with the family, and family means kids, so let’s keep those kids safe. Remember kids aren’t as protected from the sun as we are, and even the adults need sunscreen, so don’t forget, at least 15 spf, for the kids, and hats and light clothing for infants and toddlers. Keep the kids safe around water activities by making sure they have a life jacket on at all times, and always have adult supervision. For more tips on summer safety for kids check out this link  http://kidshealth.org/parent/_summerspotlight/

All of us need to remember how hot it can get and how easily we can get heat exhaustion. Drink plenty of water or sports drinks when out in the heat.  When swimming, especially in a lake or river, wear a life jacket and/or swim with a buddy.  Check out more summer safety tips at this Red Cross link  http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Summer-Safety-Be-Red-Cross-Ready

Last but not least, don’t forget our four legged friends. We love to take our dogs with us on our summer activities, so remember a dogs normal body temperature is approximately 101 degrees F, so make sure you have plenty of water and shade for Fido too, and please remember leaving a dog in a vehicle in the summer heat, even for a few minutes, can cause brain damage and even death.