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Stay Safe and Celebrate Responsibly: Labor Day Weekend Safety Tips from Sonoma County Firefighters

With Labor Day weekend upon us, the Professional Fire Fighters of Sonoma want to wish you a joyful and safe holiday. While we all look forward to celebrating, let's ensure that safety remains a top priority during our activities. Here are a few key safety reminders to keep in mind:

1. Grilling Safety: If you're firing up the grill, make sure it's placed in a well-ventilated area away from structures and overhanging branches. Keep a safe distance, and always supervise the grill while it's in use.

2. Water Safety: If you plan to enjoy our local waterways, remember that water currents can be unpredictable. Always wear life jackets while boating or engaging in water activities, and never swim alone. Keeping our water adventures safe ensures a memorable holiday for all the right reasons.

3. Traffic Safety: If you're hitting the road, remember that traffic may be heavier than usual during the holiday weekend. Avoid distractions while driving, observe speed limits, and always designate a sober driver if alcohol is involved.

4. Sun Protection: The sun can be strong, even in September. Stay protected by wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, and seeking shade during the hottest parts of the day.

Your Professional Fire Fighters of Sonoma local union are here for your safety, even during this holiday weekend. We urge you to celebrate responsibly, so you can create lasting memories without any preventable accidents.