Summer Safety Tips

Use the buddy system - make sure you have adult supervision while swimming. If you can not swim do not go near the water!

Make sure you wear your helmet and body guards to prevent serious injury if you should fall off your bike. Always ride on sidewalks so you do not become a target for cars driving by.

Please obey the posted speed limits and slow down! Children have a tendency of not looking both ways before going on the street.

Heat Exhaustion/heat Stroke
The way that heat exhaustion can be prevented when the temperatures are extremely hot is to make sure you drink a lot of fluids to replace the fluids lost when you sweat. Also, if it is too hot outside we recommend that you stay in a cool environment unless you absolutely have to leave. Signs/symptoms of heat exhaustion are:
  • Altered thinking
  • Dizzy spells
  • Headache
  • Nausea
For heat stroke these symptoms are more severe. If you believe that you may be experiencing these do not hesitate to call 911 for assistance.

The individuals that need to be especially careful around hot temperatures are those who use medications that can be altered as their body temperature rises. Some of these individuals are those with diabetes, heart disease, alcoholism and psychological disturbances.

Cooling Centers
On certain days were the temperature or heat index is high, the Village of Romeoville has a designated area to where you may enjoy the pleasures of air conditioning. The Romeoville Recreation Center is a designated cooling area where you will be able to go in and cool off.

For those ambitious residents who cut their own lawn there are a few things that you must keep in mind. When the lawnmower is in operation please do not stick your fingers underneath the lawnmower because you might notice some of them missing. Make sure the fuel you use is stored away from any ignitable sources.

When you grill keep children at least 3 feet away from all sides of the grill to prevent them from getting burned. Be conscious of the storage of your propane. Make sure you always shut off the gas once you are done grilling.

Adopt a Hydrant
If you have a fire hydrant on your property please do not plant flowers, shrubs or anything that will block the view from the fire department.