Hot weather safety reminders, courtesy Franklin Police & Nextdoor

As summer temperatures rise so does the rate of heat-related incidents. The Franklin Police Department reminds you to take these 7 precautions to ensure you and your neighbors are able to enjoy the summer weather safely:

  1. NEVER leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles! Heat can quickly rise in a car … up to 20 degrees in just 10 minutes! If you see a child in a hot car, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  2. Check on family members and neighbors, especially those who are older, to be sure they are keeping cool.
  3. If you have to be outside, drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade.
  4. Know the signs of heat-related illnesses.
  5. Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort but do not reduce body temperature.
  6. Avoid high-energy activities.
  7. Check on your pets-bring them inside and provide them with plenty of cool water.

These reminders courtesy our friends at Nextdoor. Connect with your neighbors and get neighborhood-level information from Franklin Police, intended specifically for you and your family by signing up at Nextdoor.

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