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4th of July Safety Tips: Always good to review!

This Fourth of July, many plan to travel, fire up the backyard grill or enjoy fireworks. The American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.

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Fireworks safety 

Here are five safety steps for people setting fireworks off at home:

Highway safety

The Red Cross offers these five things everyone should do to stay safe while traveling:Do not drink and drive.

Grilling Safety

Here are several steps to safely cook up treats for the backyard barbecue:

More tips are available on the Red Cross Emergency smartphone app, which combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe.

A second mobile app called “Monster Guard,” teaches kids to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game. Users can find the apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to