Special Event Safety

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Outdoor Events Safety Tips
  • Stay hydrated while traveling to and throughout the duration of the activity.
  • Locate where first-aid services are offered on site; find where on site security stations and exits are located.
  • Learn where to seek shelter in case of severe inclement weather or other emergencies.
  • Find a shaded area if feeling overheated; seek medical attention if experiencing nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, headache, or increased perspiration.
  • Wear sunscreen, head covering, and lip balm.
  • Attend children closely; have a family plan indicating who to call and where to meet if separated; keep cell phones charged and available.
  • Bring any essential medications and other necessary medical items.
  • Dress appropriately for warm temperatures yet bring jackets or other additional clothing in case of weather.
  • Be prepared to wait in traffic following a large event. Make sure your vehicle has plenty of fuel before arriving.
  • Obey traffic directions and park where instructed on site.
  • If the event has an online notification service, sign up to receive emergency alerts on your cell phone.
Source: Campbell County Department of Public Safety and the Central Virginia Public Information Network