With the days getting hotter and drier, it becomes even more crucial to exercise fire safety.
According to Fire Prevention Coordinator Diana Navarrete, Sachse Fire-Rescue (SF-R) mostly responds to grass fires and heat-related injuries during the summer.
“Summer in Texas is hot, which makes it suitable for outdoor recreational activities like swimming, hiking, sports, picnics and grilling,” she said. “Some unique safety concerns specific to our department include heat exhaustion, dehydration, drowning, kids in cars, pets out in heat and bike riding.”
She recommends keeping hydrated, especially before spending time outdoors. If you know you’ll be in the sun for a long time, bring extra water and sunscreen, and find some shade for resting. This also goes for pets that spend time outside.
By Morgan Howard • [email protected]