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7 Essential Summer Safety Tips

These 7 essential summer safety tips are worth knowing to enjoy the beauty of the hot season. Otherwise, hot summer weather can be disastrous if proper safety precautions are not in place. 

Whether you’re planning to hit the beach, take a road trip, or spend time outdoors with your family, here are 7 essential summer safety tips for everyone.

1. Stay Hydrated: 

Hot summer weather can cause dehydration, so drinking plenty of clean water throughout the day is essential. Avoid sugary sodas, caffeine, and alcohol, which can dehydrate you even more.

2. Protect Your Skin: 

The sun’s UV rays are known to cause skin damage and even skin cancer, so it’s important to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every two hours. Hats and sunglasses can also protect the face and eyes from the sun’s rays.

3. Stay Safe in the water: 

Whether swimming in a pool or at the beach, following water safety rules is essential. Always swim with others, always wear a life jacket if you need to be more confident while swimming, and keep an eye on children at all times.

4. Keep Your Home Safe: 

Summer is a popular time for parties and grilling, so keeping your home safe against fire is essential, especially when using a barbecue grill. Install smoke and fire alarm systems for early fire detection and have a manual-control fire protection device, e.g., fire extinguishers, ready to go.

5. Practice Safe Driving: 

If you’re planning a road trip, ensure your car is in good condition before you hit the road. Ensure always to wear your seatbelt and obey traffic laws. Avoid driving when you’re tired or distracted.

6. Be Prepared for Emergencies: 

Accidents can happen at any time, so it’s important to be prepared. Keep a first-aid kit on hand and know how to administer emergency first aid. If you’re traveling by road, have a roadside ready-to-go emergency kit in the car.

7. Protect Yourself from Insects: 

Mosquitoes and ticks are known for carrying diseases like Malaria, West Nile virus, Yellow Fever, and Lyme disease, so protecting yourself from bites is essential. Wear long pants and sleeves, and ensure to use insect repellent with DEET.


Following these tips can safeguard you through the hot season and its heat-related illnesses and allow you to enjoy the summer. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so take the time to prepare and protect yourself and your family.

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Soji Balogun

Soji is an associate fire protection inspector with extensive knowledge of federal, state, and municipal fire safety rules and laws. A United States military veteran and an alumnus of the New York Institute of Technology, with over a decade of work experience as a safety and compliance officer.