Take Safety Home
Drowning Danger: Swimming pools aren’t the only drowning danger for children. Other dangers include bathtubs, buckets and toilets.
Beyond Boiling: Microwaves are a quick way to boil water. However, if you leave the water in too long, you can superheat it, which means the water is heated to a temperature above normal boiling point. This can cause the water to become unstable, produce excessive steam and potentially cause it to boil vigorously or “explode” out of the container.
Fish Tales: Fishing is fun, but is prohibited in the CAP canal. The water is moving very quickly and to ensure the safety of people and wildlife, all 336 miles of the canal is fenced.
Boating Safely: If you’re on the water, be sure to have an approved life jacket for everyone on board.
Dog Days of Summer: Hot weather poses special risks for your pooch! Always provide plenty of water, take walks in the early morning, avoid exposing sensitive paws to hot asphalt or sand and never leave your dog in a vehicle.
Swimming Safety: Water wings, inflatable toys, and pool noodles are not life preservers. The only safe flotation device is an approved life jacket.
Flood Facts: Flooded roadways are common in Arizona. Never drive into a flooded roadway, especially one that is barricaded. One foot of water is enough to float many cars and two feet of rushing water can move most vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks.