FROM THE CHIEF'S CORNER: LABOR DAY SAFETY TIPS

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By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

August 29, 2013 (San Diego) – Next weekend is the start of Labor Day Weekend.  In order to ensure your Labor Day is a good one, there are some simple safety precautions to consider, says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  Anyone want to barbecue or picnic?  Keep a close eye on the grill to ensure safety at all times.  Keep children away.  Keep the grill away from combustibles and vegetation.

Before you hit the water, make sure you are equipped with all necessary safety equipment, including enough gas, life vests and a first-aid kit (for a boat).  Leave your water plan, no matter what it might be, with a trusted friend or family member, and the time you are expected to return.  This way, authorities have an idea of where to search if you do not make it back home.   Remember to protect your skin and eyes from the rays of the sun by wearing cover-ups, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats. Keep kids within sight and arms reach when in the water and never swim alone.

Safe travels for Labor Day weekend. 

No matter where your destination is, you’ll want to take your time to ensure you and your family arrive safely.  Millions of drivers hit the road to go to visit family, friends, picnics or for a weekend getaway.  Drive safe and defensively.  Be patient.  There are many of distracted drivers out there, says Chief DiGiovanna.  “Remember to not drink and drive and always wear your seat belt.”

For additional Labor Day Safety Tips visit: http://www.bestholidaypics.com/2013/07/labor-day-safety-tips.html

Happy Labor Day!

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

*Note: The information in this article was compiled from various sources. These suggestions are not a complete list of every preventative or loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace additional safety manuals or the advice of another qualified professional(s). We make no guarantee of results from use of this information. We assume no liability in connection with the information nor the suggestions made.