sheriff directs tips to teens on summer vacation
ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Ivey reminds teenagers about some simple safety tips to have a more enjoyable and safer summer vacation.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Being off for the summer is always an exciting time. There is so much to do and so little time to do it.
So regardless if you’re traveling during your summer vacation or staying at home and relaxing with the family, the men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you of some very important safety tips.
Even if you’re staying at home during your summer vacation always keep the door locked and the garage door closed. If you have an alarm system, make sure that you and your parents use it
Alarm systems were designed to use 24-hours a day so if you’re staying home or going away, don’t forget to set it.
If you are home alone during the day never open the door for a stranger and make sure you contact your parents immediately should anyone knock on the door or show up unexpectedly.
Never get in the pool unless an adult is with you and of course never have anyone over to your home without your parents’ knowledge and consent.
If you are heading to the beach or spending the day at one of our local theme parks, there are several steps you can take to make sure your day not ruined by a disaster or accident.
Don’t take all of your belongings with you.
Generally, you only need a few items to enjoy your day. Bringing more items than needed makes it harder for you to keep an eye on them and you take a chance of having them stolen.
If you’re old enough to drive, never leave anything in plain view inside your vehicle. It is always best to put items in the trunk, not the back seat. When parking your car be sure to lock all the doors and make sure all of the windows are up, all the way up.
Be sure to stay in a group. There’s always safety in numbers.
Finally, whether at home or on the go, always be aware of your surroundings.
Be suspicious. If something doesn’t seem right to you…report it. If you see something, say something. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is just a phone call away.
Practicing these tips can help you enjoy a safe and fun summer vacation.
-Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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