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 safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
"Many people will spend Labor Day weekend traveling and spending time with family and friends but no one should take a vacation from safety," said Dawn Leaks, Red Cross Regional Director of Communications. "It's important that people work to remain vigilant on the road, in the water and at cookouts."
People should follow these safety tips:
Tips for Safe Travel
Tips for Safe Swimming
Tips for Safe Grilling
People can test their family's safety knowledge with the Red Cross Labor Day Safety Quiz.
The American Red Cross First Aid App for smart phones and tablets provides users with 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 redcross.org/mobileapps.
For more information on emergency preparedness, go to redcross.org. Additional water safety tips are located at redcross.org/watersafety.
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/cwm or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redcrosscwm