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Summer Safety

  • Cool Off at the Library
    If temperatures rise to a dangerous level, head to your local public library. The public library is a great place to get out of the heat, and librarians can connect you to other local resources -- or a good book!
  • Safe Swimming
    If you and your family don't know the basics of water safety and swimming skills, a fun day in the water can be really dangerous. Learn how to stay safe and get connected to low cost swimming lessons.
  • Seven Tips to Get You Hiking
    Heading out to the woods for a hike is good for body and mind. Hiking helps build up your muscles and can ease stress and anxiety. Here are some tips to help you safely enjoy our amazing trails, no expensive gear needed.
  • Safe Summer Picnics
    Here are some tips to keep your picnic guests safe from food-borne illness.
  • Wildfire Season: How to Stay Healthy When the Air Is Smoky
    Each summer brings the increased risk of wildfire, and with it, unhealthy air. Here are some steps you can take to stay healthy when the air quality is low.
  • Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion
    As summer temperatures rise, so does the likelihood of heat-related illnesses. It’s important to know what steps to take to stay safe in the summer months.
  • Washington Air Quality Information
    The Washington Smoke Information blog tracks air quality across the state and offers information on how to stay safe in smoky conditions.
  • Why Hydrate?
    When our bodies get enough water, we feel better in lots of ways. We need to drink more water than usual during hot weather.