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Safety Tips

WINTER HOLIDAYS

American Red Cross of Rhode Island  BEWARE OF HOLIDAY LIGHTING

Take care when burning candles. Be sure they are kept away from decorations or other combustible materials. Don't leave children unattended in a room with lit candles, and always keep candles, as well as matches and lighters, out of the reach of children. Never display lighted candles in windows or near exits. Lit candles should not be used as tree decorations.

American Red Cross of Rhode Island DECORATE ONLY WITH FLAME-RETARDANT OR NONCOMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS

Avoid using candles during parties. If guests will be smoking, provide them with large, deep ashtrays and check them frequently. After the party, check inside and under upholstery and in trash cans for cigarette butts that may be smoldering.

American Red Cross of Rhode Island  KEEP CHRISTMAS TREES FRESH

Choose a fresh Christmas tree and secure it in a sturdy stand. Place the tree away from heat sources and exits, and water it daily. If you purchase an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled as fire-retardant. If you plan to hang stockings on your fireplace, do not use the fireplace for fires.

American Red Cross of Rhode Island DESIGNATE A DRIVER

When attending a party, always designate a non-drinking driver. If you are the host of a holiday gathering, be sure there are non-alcoholic beverages available for guests who are driving.

American Red Cross of Rhode Island BUCKLE UP

During the holiday months, people travel more than ever. Wearing a seat belt is the easiest and best way to prevent injury in a motor vehicle collision. Ensure that all passengers are also wearing safety belts.

American Red Cross Gift CertificatesAmerican Red Cross of Rhode Island ENROLL IN A FIRST AID
     AND CPR COURSE

Although these tips can help prevent an emergency, it is also important to be prepared should an emergency situation arise. CLICK HERE to register online for a first aid or CPR course.

American Red Cross of Rhode Island GIVE A RED CROSS HOLIDAY GIFT CARD

Make a donation to the American Red Cross of Rhode Island in a loved one's name and we'll mail a holiday-style card out to that person with your personalized information. Just fill out the Honor Gift section after your donation information on the Online Donation Form (allow 5-7 days for delivery in the mail.) As you honor your loved ones, you show kindness to those in need, with your Red Cross Holiday Gift Card. Send one today!

American Red Cross of Rhode Island GET YOUR FURRY FRIENDS A SPECIAL GIFT

Our Pet First Aid book is an important reference guide for anyone with a cat or dog. Click on the link above to purchase your copy, or ask for Pet First Aid at your local bookstore.

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