We are on the countdown for the July 4 holiday and want to remind you of a few common-sense safety tips.
You should limit the amount of direct sunlight you are in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15 throughout the day. Wear sunglasses that will absorb ultraviolet sunlight to protect your eyes and make sure to keep your feet covered at all times with at least beach shoes.
Outdoors can drain us of energy and hydration very quickly, especially among the very young and old. Wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothing, a hat or umbrella and carry water or juice and drink continuously. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine, which dehydrate the body.
Fireworks are a favorite for this holiday and safety is paramount when people and pyrotechnics are combined. Keep a supply of water close by as a precaution whenever using any type of fireworks. Light only one at a time and never attempt to relight a dud. Stay at least 500 feet away from professional fireworks displays and leave any area immediately where untrained amateurs are using them.
iPhone and Android smartphone owners should download the free American Red Cross first aid app so they will have information available to them in their pockets on how to treat everyday emergencies. Additional information is available at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps.
Be safe out there and be a good neighbor. Some people dont have the luxury of the holiday off so make sure you are thinking of others in your celebrations.
June 16. Domestic: The caller states the other party is acting deranged and pounding on the door at 4:18 a.m. in the 1400 block of Pueblo Drive.
Vehicle burglary: The caller has detained one suspect and the other has fled the area at 6:49 p.m. in the 600 block of Christina Drive.
Thought for the day: The suspect is easily identified in a green shirt and Batman pants.
June 17. Accident: The very large dump truck is on its side after the mishap and a heavy-duty tow is needed to put it back on its wheels at 7:09 a.m. in the area off Villa Grande Way and Stone Canyon Road.
Civil: The caller would like assistance in getting a power cord disconnected from his power supply that leads to a nearby motor home at 2:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Fifth Street.
Thought for the day: In our world the electric cord is called a clue.
June 18. Accident: We are called to a motorcycle down and the rider is dressed accordingly and unharmed at 10:30 a.m. Fifth Street and Nevada Way.
Destruction of property: The tenants have departed after causing extensive damage and leaving animals behind at 5:57 p.m. in the 700 block of Avenue B.
Thought for the day: Please people, if you arent going to care for pets, just dont get them in the first place.
June 19. Burglary: The caller wants to report a large amount of money missing after a friends adult child stops by for a glass of water at 12:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Cherry Street.
Reckless driver: Officers have trouble stopping a vehicle driving way too fast and disobeying myriad traffic laws at 4:21 p.m. in the area of Buchanan Boulevard and U.S. Highway 93.
Thought for the day: The parents panic after the young child goes unconscious and we are able to assist and transport them all in a safe and controlled manner.
June 20. Assist other department: Officers arrive to assist the fire department with a fully engulfed palm tree at 2:59 a.m. in the 900 block of Nevada Way.
Assist a citizen: Officers assist a driver whose vehicle is buried in the sand and appears to be disoriented at 5:56 a.m. in the 2000 block of Buchanan Boulevard.
Thought for the day: We arent allowed to use the bypass road until its finished folks.
June 21. Trespass: The responsible party states the evicted party has gained access and they want a trespass issued at 8:20 a.m. in the 700 block of Avenue B.
Assist a citizen: The officer arrives to answer a question and finds a room full of people expecting a speaker on gun laws at 12:58 p.m. in the 700 block of Adams Boulevard.
Thought for the day: We are more than happy to assist but a little early notice sometimes helps.
June 22. Theft: Electrical workers request an officer for a report of an attempted theft of electrical wires at 11:18 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.
Suspicious: Two men walk into a residence through an unlocked door and the caregiver is fortunate they leave immediately and claim a wrong address at 5:26 p.m. in the 400 block of Ranger Court.
Thought for the day: If you notice a sketchy character walking around with singed hair and burn marks up both arms, you just might have spotted the potential thief after the fact.
Call of the week: Suspicious: A report is called in of a naked person laying alongside the highway near mile marker 52 on U.S. Highway 95.
The officers arrive to find a man sitting on the ground leaning against a reflector pole and when the suspect stands up, he is indeed half naked wearing only a vest and chaps at 11 p.m. on June 20.
Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizens Academy.