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Safety Tips: Recreational Safety

  • Beach Safety
    It is crucial that you know your own swimming abilities and the abilities of your companions, especially if they are children.
  • Drowning is Preventable
    It takes only inches of water for a small child to drown so taking extra safety steps at home and around pools, spas and all bodies of water can prevent drowning incidents.
  • Bites and Stings
    If someone has been stung by many bees at once or has an allergic reaction to the stings, call 911.
  • Pool Safety
    Florida ranks third in the nation for all drowning fatalities, and Miami-Dade County leads the state.
  • Boats & Personal Watercrafts
    The vast majority of boating accidents are caused by operator-controlled factors and not by the boat, equipment or environmental factors.
  • Lightning
    Keraunomedicine is the medical study of lightning casualties, and this word is significant to Floridians because we lead the nation in lightning deaths and injuries by a landslide.
  • Walking
    We can attempt to educate drivers until we turn blue, but in the end, the hard fact of life in Miami is that pedestrians will never be able to rely on driver responsibility.
  • Travel Safety Tips
    When traveling in unfamiliar territory, plan your route ahead of time and choose large, well-marked and well-maintained roads.