June 30, 2015

Residents Encouraged to Make this a “Summer of Safety”

To help provide residents with essential safety information throughout the summer months, the County has rolled out “Summer of Safety,” a comprehensive educational, social media and online resource of safety and prevention information geared to the season. The goal of the campaign is to improve safety by raising awareness about common summertime risks and provide a County-unified information resource for ways to reduce risks and prevent hazards.

Daily safety message tweets using “#MoCoSafety” are being sent from the Montgomery County and other County departments’ Twitter feeds to alert followers to new safety information that will be added to the Summer of Safety web page from June 22 through August 30.

Those without access to -- or who prefer not to use -- social media, can sign up on the Summer of Safety web page for weekly email delivery of the safety tips.

The tips focus on safety issues that affect everyone and are related to: pedestrians, swimming pool use, summer storms, picnics and cook-outs, 4th of July, preventing Lyme disease, life-saving methods such as CPR and other topics. Every Monday, the campaign will introduce new safety topic messages and post any “this-just-in” safety and event information based on what’s going on in the news.

Fourth of July, the first holiday of the official summer season is coming up. Opportunities for weekend partying abound. The Summer of Safety tips really sparkle with what you need to know to stay safe regarding fireworks, grilling, picnicking and making sure your second-story deck can hold a partying crowd.

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