As residents continue to follow the current safer at home orders, the local Fire Department encourages residents to take precautions as temperatures are expected to increase.
Heat safety tips
- Keep hydrated; water is your best choice!
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- If you must be outdoors, seek shade, apply sunscreen, and wear a hat or use an umbrella.
- Call to check on your elderly family members and friends.
- Bring pets indoors and make sure they have plenty of water too.
- Never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle.
Water safety tips
- Never take your eyes off a child when they are in or near any body of water.
- Don’t rely on inflatable devices to keep your child afloat.
- Remove toys, tricycles, or other playthings from the water and away from the pool or spa.
- Keep a life-saving ring, shepherd’s hook and CPR instructions at poolside.
Fire safety tips
- Have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in each level of your home.
- Have two escape routes out of your home and practice with your family.
- Clear leaves and other debris from roofs, gutters, and decks.
- Have a “Ready, Set, Go” kit in your home. Establish a meeting place for your family in the event of a fire.
Source: South Pasadena Fire Department
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