(KFVS) - The American Red Cross is sharing some safety tips for Independence Day.
The holiday is just around the corner and many people will visit the lake, enjoy fireworks or fire up the grill for a backyard barbecue.
“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 Nigel Holderby, Red Cross Chief Communications Officer.
LAKE SAFETY: If swimming in the lake is part of someone’s holiday plans, they should check the weather and water conditions beforehand and throughout the day, swim only within the designated swimming area and obey all safety rules. Avoid alcohol before and during any water activities and make sure to never swim alone.
Other tips to keep in mind: