Under the Hot Summer Sun, Make Safety Priority #1!
Take advantage of the long summer days by getting together with your neighbors! Neighbors who know each are better at looking out for one another. Organize an event in your neighborhood to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7! Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Deputies will make every effort to visit your neighborhood if you register your National Night Out event by Friday, July 27. This is a great opportunity to strengthen the sense of community in your neighborhood and to meet the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office who work hard to keep Saratoga safe.
Saratoga Neighborhood Watch groups can also apply for an annual grant of up to $300. Grants can be used to hold gatherings, such as a National Night Out event, which would also meet the new requirement to hold one neighborhood gathering per year in order to stay registered with the City of Saratoga.
As temperatures rise and you dive into the water to cool off, make sure you and your family swim safely. Reduce the risk of drowning, especially for children ages 1 through 4, by never leaving children unattended near the pool, enrolling them in age-appropriate swim lessons, and using flotation devices until they are confident swimmers. You can also take a class to learn life-saving CPR tips and help keep others safe.
Along with warmer temperatures, summer also increases the risk for wildfire. Reduce the risk by removing dead plants, grass, and weeds around your property. Also, be aware of potential ignition sources, such as barbeques. Make sure the grill is placed away from structures, eaves, or branches to prevent fires. Never leave the grill unattended, and always keep children and pets a safe distance away to avoid injuries or burns.
All Neighborhood Watch groups are now required to hold 1 gathering per year. Let the City know about your gathering by December 2018 to stay registered.