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.
Monsoon Madness: Monsoon rains can cause power outages. Be sure you have a flashlight and batteries easily accessible, don’t open your refrigerator, keep your vehicle tank at least half full (gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps), and if you normally enter your house through the garage, make sure you have a house key on you.
Hydration Hints: Water helps replenish moisture lost through sweat. Help avoid dehydration by drinking at least one quart of water per hour of active work or exercise.
In Case of Emergency: A basic home emergency kit should include at least three gallons of water per person, for drinking and sanitation.
Handle with Care: Never handle electric appliances with wet hands. It increases the chance of getting an electrical shock.
Climb with Care: When using a ladder, make sure you put it on a surface that is dry and even and are mindful with each step up the ladder. Always keep three points of contact (two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand).