HOUSTON (June 30, 2016)

Leading into one of the busiest holiday weekends, Houston’s only Pediatric Level I trauma centers, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital, have aligned efforts with the Houston Fire Department – and other community partners – in an effort to raise awareness about the risks children face during the summer months.

Every summer, scores of children across the Houston region suffer needlessly from preventable tragedies. At an event hosted at HFD Station 8 today, experts addressed the disturbing rates of preventable injuries in Houston and provided critical safety tips for parents and caregivers to help keep their children safe this summer. Topics discussed included water safety, heatstroke and dehydration prevention, as well as fireworks safety.

As a reminder to all families, below are expert tips to help ensure your holiday weekend is both enjoyable and safe.

Water safety

Heatstroke and dehydration prevention

Fireworks safety