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Safety Quiz and Tips for Labor Weekend

Grilling Safety
The Red Cross First Aid App for smart phones and tablets provides users with expert advice on what to do in case of an emergency.

Many people view Labor Day as the end of summer and their last chance to travel, hit the beach and fire up the grill. The American Red Cross offers weekend safety tips and a quiz to test your safety knowledge.

Safe Travel

AAA, the auto and travel company, predicts over 34 million people will take to the roads this weekend, making road safety a high priority for all drivers. As you prepare to travel, keep these tips in mind:

  • Carry an emergency supply kit in your trunk.
  • Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.
  • Buckle up and observe speed limits.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Safe Swimming

    The best way to enjoy water activities this weekend is to do it safely. Follow these water safety tips when in or around the water:

  • Check weather and water conditions beforehand and throughout the day.
  • Always swim with a buddy in a designated swimming area supervised by a lifeguard.
  • Provide constant supervision to children in or near the water and always stay within arm’s reach of young children and inexperienced swimmers while they are in the water.
  • Young children and inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.
  • Safe Grilling

    Long weekends are perfect for organizing a cookout. But before you put throw a match on the grill, consider these safety guidelines:

  • Keep the grill away from the house, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
  • Download the Red Cross First Aid App

    The Red Cross First Aid App for smart phones and tablets provides users with quick, expert advice on what to do in case of an emergency. This free app is available on the Apple iTunes or Google Play stores and at

    Test Your Skills

    Take this quiz to test your safety knowledge and then share it with your friends.

    For more information on emergency preparedness, go to

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    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.