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This month let’s take a look at some summer fun safety tips. As families spend more time outside while at home, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves about water safety, BBQ safety, and much more! 
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Summer Safety Tips6 Home Water Safety Tips

Written by Shani Valencia

When you live in Florida, it feels like summer days never left.

We have the privilege of being able to enjoy the pool for most of the year. It’s easy to get distracted when enjoying the water, especially when entertaining people or even being alone with the family.

A few things to keep in mind when owning a pool or being around any open water…

  1. Make sure children are always under supervision by an adult.
  2. Avoid drinking alcohol so that you can properly supervise children and others.
  3. It’s always recommended to swim in a pool when there is a lifeguard is on duty. But if one is not available, practice using the buddy system.
  4. It’s recommended to have a fence that is at least 4 feet tall with a lock to protect any small children or animals from accidentally falling in.
  5. If you’re around a dock, lake, river or on a boat, be sure to wear a life jacket. Make sure small children are also wearing them in the case that thy were to fall in.
  6. Make sure to have a cellphone handy, in the case an accident were to happen and you need to call local emergency.

Summertime is for fun and sun with the family, keep this checklist handy to keep you and your loved ones safe around any open water.


Summer Safety Tips4 Ways To Stay Safe As You BBQ This Summer

Written by Geno Knight

The beauty of living in Florida is we get to grill year round.  Nothing beats the flavor of perfectly-prepared burgers, steak, sausage and hot dogs on the grill. But the day can go downhill fast if a fire gets out of control.  Here are four tips to avoid a visit from the fire department at your cookout.

  1. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby: It might not make your steak on the grill taste any better, but if the fire gets out of control, you want to be able to take care of it fast.
  2. Check for leaks: One out of every 5 grill fires are due to leaks.  Simple soap and water can quickly help you find the trouble before it ruins your BBQ.
  3. The 10 foot rule: Keep that grill far away from the house.  Employ the 10 feet rule.  Nothing should be within a few steps from your grill.
  4. Drinking and grilling: You know drinking and driving is a bad mix.  The same goes for grilling.  Enjoy a cold one after you’re done doing the cooking.


Summer fun safetyHow To Secure Your Home If Traveling Over The Holidays

Written by Rachel Pitts

If you are traveling over the summer don’t forget to secure your home before you leave.

Here are some tips to make sure criminals don’t ruin your summer fun.

  • Lock your windows and doors.
  • Fake it! Set your indoor and outdoor lights to a schedule to turn on and off while you are away.
  • Consider a home security system, may we suggest SafeTouch Security…
  • Don’t post on social media that you are away on vacation. Criminals can be very social media savvy.
  • Put your valuables away or hide them.
  • Stop newspaper and mail delivery.
  • Don’t leave spare keys outdoors, intruders are hip to the hide-a-key game.




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