5 Summer Safety Tips from the City of Hillsboro Fire Department
Place your grill away from trees, buildings, and anything that can burn. Keep a three-foot safe zone around it. Never leave it burning unattended.
Public fireworks displays are the safest way to make fireworks part of your 4th of July celebration. If you purchase fireworks from an Oregon-licensed fireworks location, adults should always be present when using fireworks. Children should never use or play with matches or lighters.
Fasten a safety cover over the pool when not in use and remove ladders to prevent access into the pool. Children near or in a pool should always beaccompanied by an adult in the water. Young or inexperienced swimmers should always wear a life jacket.
Heat and Sunshine
Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles, and always apply sunscreen to children ages six months and older. Reapply after swimming or sweating.
Only allow windows to open four inches. Install window stops and/or window guards that can be removed by an adult in an emergency. Also, prevent climbing by keeping furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows.
Share more summer safety tips with loved ones at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/SafetyTips.