Bozeman, August 28, 2014— Many people will be taking road trips, spending time at the beach and having cookouts this weekend. The American Red Cross of Montana offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time.
“We encourage everyone to take a few simple, safety steps when spending time on the road, at the beach and at cook outs,” said Rod Kopp, CEO of Montana Red Cross. “Start by downloading our free First Aid and Swim apps.”
People should also follow these safety tips:
Tips for Safe Travel
Tips for Safe Swimming
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.
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. People can go to redcross.org/apps for information.
To help people affected by disasters like earthquakes, wildfires and floods, as well as countless other crises at home and around the world, make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org/montana or call 1-800-ARC-MONT (1-800-272-6668). Contributions may also be sent to American Red Cross of Montana, 1300 28th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405.
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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.