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​Summer ou​tdoor safety

Summer's here! In Alberta, our summers tend to be a bit shorter, so we have to make the best of them. This is when we tend to spend a lot of our free time, spending time in the great outdoors. Check out a few of our outdoor summer tips below. 

The most important tip: if there's an emergency, call 911. 

BBQs and fir​e pits

  • Keep grills and fire pits at least 3 feet from siding, deck rails and fencing.

  • Keep an extinguisher nearby.

  • Remember to follow local guidelines when it comes to BBQ and fire pits.

Stay h​​ydrated

  • Drink lots of water.

  • Limit caffeine as it can cause dehydration.

  • Drink responsibly when consuming alcohol beverages.

Have a first​​ aid kit

  • Make sure your first-aid kit is up-to-date and fully stocked.

  • Add insect repellent to your kit to keep the little bugs away.

  • Add sunburn relief over-the-counter medication to cool skin irritation.

Be cautiou​​s around bodies of water

  • Supervise all swimmers to make sure everyone is safe.

  • Follow local guidelines when it comes to pool and water safety.​

General outd​oor safety

  • We'll say it again: call 911 in the case of an emergency.

  • Wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn.

  • Avoid storing flammable liquids near a grill, heat source or in the sunlight.

  • Limit doing yard work that requires a gas or electric motor during peak sun hours. 

Safely enjoy the sunny warm days and evenings filled with fun, laughter and memories! For more helpful tips, visit our blog.


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