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Heat Safety Tips Discussed

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The warm weather can be too much of a good thing if you don't take precautions. There are a few tips to beat the heat.

Summer brings fun, excitement, and pure relaxation but with that lifeguards said it's very easy to forget about the dangers of a hot sunny day. "I would say just make sure you wear sunscreen, protective gear, sunglasses, and hats. Just come out and enjoy the heat. I think it's nice to be outside and enjoy the weather," Stephanie White, a Rose Park Lifeguard said.

Stephanie said just a few easy steps will ensure your safety. "If you're staying hydrated, eating healthy, and wearing sunscreen I think you're fine," Stephanie said.

Rose Park attendee, Grace Zigweid, recommends limiting sun exposure. "Definitely wear a lot of sunscreen. I usually reapply every two hours just so I don't get burned. I wear my sunglasses and a hat. That way I'm good to go and am not roasting out here or getting a sunburn." Grace said.

Despite the heat, Grace said she enjoyed being outdoors. "It's been a lot of fun by just watching the kids. It's a great way to meet other people. I'm enjoying it. I like being out in the shade and just watching people," Grace said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the people most vulnerable to heat are children, the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions and the poor. The CDC reports nearly 7,000 people died from heat-related conditions from 1999 to 2009.