Summer Safety Tip: Watch for Hot Water in your Garden Hose

posted by Lance Houston - 

With warm temperatures finally here, I bet your kids are ready to cool off and have some summer fun! But be warned: if you're planning to use your garden hose to spray the kids, set up a sprinkler, or fill a baby pool, you could put your kids in danger of getting burned by hot water.

Fernando Herrera, Riverside County Fire Captain, gave a mother of three some advice. “The first thing you want to do is open up the nozzle, let the water flow for at least a minute and make sure that the cool water will start running before you fill the pool,” said Herrera. He said to always keep the hose in the shade when it it’s not being used.


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