The Labor Day holiday weekend will be here in no time and many people will hit the open road for the “last” weekend of summer, perhaps heading to a waterpark, the beach or the great outdoors. The American Red Cross wants you to enjoy your holiday and stay safe by following the tips below.
If traveling by vehicle is part of your plans these safety steps are for you:
WATER PARK SAFETY
BE SAFE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Being prepared is critical when people are out in remote areas with limited access to phone service, hospitals and emergency help. Before you head out, follow these steps:
DOWNLOAD RED CROSS APPS The free Red Cross Emergency app can help keep you and your loved ones safe by putting vital information in your hand for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency situations. The Red Cross Swim app promotes water safety education and helps parents and caregivers of young people learning how to swim. The Red Cross First Aid app provides instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies. Download these apps for free by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in your app store or visiting redcross.org/apps. Learn First Aid and CPR/AED skills (redcross.org/takeaclass) so you can help save a life.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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