Recreation Safety Tips

Check out the safety tips below for various activities and what safety precautions you should take or items you may need!

Biking

  • Wear a helmet and reflective clothing
  • Follow the rules of the road
  • Ride with traffic
  • Know your limits when mountain biking
  • Keep your bike in good repair
  • Drink fluids & eat high-energy food

Hiking

  • Flashlight & Extra Batteries
  • Metal Cup
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Whistle/Signal Mirror
  • Extra Water & Food
  • Tell Someone Your Route
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Be Aware of Altitude Sickness
  • Space Blanket
  • Compass
  • Area Maps
  • Knife

Lightning

  • Watch the clouds for changes
  • Remove a metal frame backpack
  • Descend the mountain
  • Stay away from water
  • Squat on toes if you are in the open
  • Know CPR

Playground

  • No kicking rocks, gravel, etc.
  • Stay low on swing-sets
  • One at a time down the slide
  • Avoid clothing with strings
  • Play on age appropriate equipment

Inline skating/Scootering

  • Knee pads
  • Helmet
  • Wrist guards
  • Elbow pads

School Sports Safety

  • Wear protective, properly fitting equipment
  • Play on a safe surface
  • Don't forget to warm up and cool down
  • Proper conditioning
  • Good nutrition and lots of fluids
  • Pre-participation physical exam

Skiing or Snowboarding

  • Wear proper clothing
  • Wear a helmet
  • Yield to uphill skiers
  • Stay in control
  • Do not exceed your skill level
  • Be aware of avalanche danger

Water Sports

  • Wear a personal flotation device
  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Alcohol and water sports don't mix!
  • Turn off boat when boarding or dismounting
  • Enter water feet first
  • Learn to swim
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