Every Father’s Day, families come together to celebrate their dear old dads who have sacrificed so much to raise the next generation great of Americans. Whatever you did to honor Dad this Father’s Day--be it a backyard barbeque, home improvement project or fun-filled day on the water--here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
For Grill Master Dad:
|Celebrity chef Bobby Flay if father to Sophie, 17.|
For Do-It-Yourself Dad:
|Matt Muenster of DIY Network's 'Bath Crashers' has 2 children|
Download the Red Cross First Aid app for simple step-by-step instructions to guide you through everyday first aid scenarios. The app is available free for iPhone and Android devices, and gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies without even needing a data connection!
For Captain Dad:
|Mark Wahlberg, Hollywood actor & father of four,|
starred in the 200 disaster film 'A Perfect Storm.'
He probably should have worn a life vest.
Boaters should always wear life jackets on the water, most importantly children under 13 and non-swimmers. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the majority of drowning fatalities occur because the victim was not wearing a life jacket. Also, never consume alcohol while operating a boat or any motor-vehicle as it can impair your judgment and coordination. Visit the RedCross.org to enroll in a CPR training course today.
We all love Dad, so let’s keep him around for a few more years. Urge him and the rest of the family to be prepared for anything. For the latest first aid and CPR training class schedule, visit RedCross.org.