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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

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Summer Safety

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Drowning Prevention 

Touch Supervision is effective drowning prevention. Touch Supervision means being within an arm’s reach of children while in or near water, close enough to touch them. Learn more about Drowning Prevention

Heat Stress 

During our hot summers it is important to remember that working and playing outdoors can lead to heat-related illnesses. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of heat stress and how to prevent it.

Sun & Skin Care  

Have fun in the sun, but keep your skin safe! Learn how to protect your skin from sunburn and sun damage, and reduce your risk for skin cancer.

Beach Safety 

The beach and other open water areas are great places to enjoy the outdoors. Before you go, check the Healthy Beaches report to make sure the water quality is Good.  

Make sure you know when to Swim it, Short it or Dodge it and protect yourself while having fun in the water!  

  • Always swim with a buddy;  
  • Stay on the shore if you have any cuts or open wounds;  
  • Dodge any sea life that may wash up on shore.  

Check out this video for more information.  

Location & Contact Information  

Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive

The CHEN office is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Call 850-595-6500, Extension 1801 for more information.