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Outdoor Summer Safety Tips for Ramsey County Residents

Ramsey County Woman Wearing a Lifejacket while KayakingOne of the key aspects of summer in Ramsey County is how many fun things there are to do outdoors. But before you head to the backyard, beach, or campground this summer, it’s important to know a few useful safety tips. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help ensure that your summer stays fun and relaxing for both you and your loved ones.

A safe backyard is one that is designed for summertime fun. Before you hold that barbeque or party, however, there are a few things that you should do to get your backyard ready. First, check the lawn and surrounding areas carefully for holes, exposed tree roots, and other potential hazards. Some injuries may happen unexpectedly, such as a twisted ankle or skinned knee. Fill any holes you find, and cover or remove roots to avoid any threat.

If you’re planning to grill outside, there are a few things you should do before you light those burners. If you want to use a gas grill, check for broken or cracked hoses or leaks. Be sure to set up your grill well away from the house, patio furniture, or branches. Never walk away from a grill while it’s on, and be sure to let it cool down completely before attempting to remove ashes.

If your favorite summer destination is the beach, it is necessary to obey a few safety protocols. For instance, pay attention to weather reports and warning flags. Even if it seems clear, there could be potential hazards from lightning strikes or rough waves that may tend to occur out of the blue. Plus, never swim alone, and do not allow children or pets to play in the water unsupervised. It only takes a moment for someone to fall, slip under the water, and even lose consciousness or drown.

If camping is more your idea of summer fun, there are important things to know before heading out. Same as swimming, you should never hike or camp alone. If you don’t know first aid or it has been a while, take a refresher course, and re-stock your first aid kit. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellant. Be aware of the bug spray; however, some pesticides can cause skin irritation or otherwise harm your health. Finally, stay on marked trails or carry both a map and a compass with you at all times and obey all directions for proper fire safety.

By obeying these simple safety tips, you can better focus on having fun and enjoying your favorite summer activity. After all, a little preparation goes a long way!

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