Heidi Ruster, CEO of American Red Cross Utah Region, stops by ABC 4 Utah to talk about some of those safety tips.
Tips for Safe Travel
-Carry an emergency supply kit in your trunk.
-Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.
-Buckle up and observe speed limits.
-Don't drink and drive.
Tips for Safe Swimming
-Check weather and water conditions beforehand and throughout the day.
-Always swim with a buddy in a designated swimming area supervised by a lifeguard.
-Provide constant supervision to children in or near the water and always stay within arm's reach of young children and inexperienced swimmers while they are in the water.
-Young children and inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.
Tips for Safe Grilling
-Keep the grill away from the house, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
-Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
-Keep children and pets away from the grill.
-Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.