Beat the Heat

Summer is coming, which means it is time again for Monroe County Fire Rescue’s annual “Beat the Heat” events.

Firefighters will provide a gentle stream of misting water for children of all ages to enjoy in a safe and fun environment at different locations throughout the Keys.

There also will be free snow cones and giveaways.

Beat the Heat is a great way to meet your neighborhood firefighters and cool off from the summer sun.

Children are encouraged to wear bathing suits and tennis shoes or sneakers – and to bring towels.

Beat the Heat events:

Sunday, July 1: Layton Community Baptist Church, 4 - 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 7: Big Pine Community Park, 10 - 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 14: Sugarloaf School, 10 – 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 21: Bay Point Park, Saddlebunch Keys, 10 – 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 28: Wilhelmina Harvey Park, Big Coppitt Key, 10 – 11 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 4: Stock Island Fire Station, 10 – 11 a.m.