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Safety Tips Help Ensure a Safe Labor Day Weekend

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The Red Cross has a series of mobile apps in case people run into severe weather or need expert advice on what to do in case of an emergency.

This Labor Day weekend, while you’re buying burgers, packing your car, or heading to the water, add some safety tips to your Labor Day to-do list. The American Red Cross offers the following safety tips for an enjoyable holiday weekend:

Tips for Safe Travel

  • Take emergency supplies such as food and water, a flashlight and a first aid kit.
  • Let someone know your destination, your route and when you expect to arrive.
  • Buckle up and obey traffic signs.
  • Avoid texting and talking on the phone while driving.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Tips for Safe Grilling

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid after coals have been ignited.
  • Use long-handled utensils.
  • Don’t leave the grill unattended while in use.
  • Many folks will savor the last summer weekend by visiting the beach or pool over the long weekend. But do you know how to ensure a safe visit with children of all ages?

    The Red Cross has a series of mobile apps in case people run into severe weather or need expert advice on what to do in case of an emergency. Just go to redcross.org/apps for more information. These apps and more are available for smart phones and tablets and can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play for Android app stores.

    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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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