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Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe 4th of JulySalem-News.com
At the beach or in the backyard, follow these steps to enjoy the holiday, and keep your smartphone handy with a downloadable Red Cross first aid app.
(PORTLAND, OR) - The Independence Day Holiday is just around the corner and many people will visit the beach, enjoy fireworks or fire up the grill for a backyard barbecue. The American Red Cross offers some simple safety tips and suggests smartphone users download a free first-aid app. The app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in first aid and emergency preparedness information. It gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes.
“The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a happy -- and safe -- Fourth of July holiday, and taking a few simple steps to stay safe can help ensure that this will be an enjoyable holiday for all,” said Dave Brooke, Oregon Territory Service Delivery Manager for Red Cross Health and Safety Services.
Brooke and his team of safety instructors offer these simple safety tips:
WATER SAFETY -
WATCH THE SUN -
FIREWORKS SAFETY –
If a picnic and gastronomic goodies are in the holiday plans:
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.
The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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