Yes, that’s right, it is that time of year again. Time to bring out the grill, open the pool, and enjoy some s’mores around the fire pit. As Memorial Day weekend begins, we are all excited to spend time outdoors with family and friends. However, during your festivities, do not forget to be careful and avoid risks that could spoil the fun. Here are a few tips from your StateChoice team to stay safe this weekend!
Remember to always watch your grill while it is in use. Keep the grill away from anything that could catch fire and avoid burns by using long handled tools and keeping pets and children away from the grill.
A long day out in the sun is fun but can have negative consequences if you aren’t careful. Avoid dehydration by making sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Keep your skin protected with sunscreen and lots of shade; overexposure to the sun can lead to bad burns and skin cancer in the long run. Don’t forget to reapply!
If you are traveling make sure to drive safely. Driving the speed limit, wearing seatbelts, and keeping a designated driver will not only keep you safer, but help you avoid a ticket! If you can’t find a DD sign up for uber using this code (ruis213ue) to get one free ride.
Nothing wraps up a great weekend like the excitement of fireworks, but make sure to use only small, at home fireworks. Improper use of fireworks can lead to injury or damage so ensure that fireworks are used properly, by an adult, and at a safe distance.
If weather permits, many of us will be enjoying time in the pool this weekend. Make sure children and weaker swimmers are always supervised around the water.
6. Have fun, but remember who this day is all about!
While you enjoy your holiday, remember to think about all of those who have died protecting our lives. Use Red Poppies as decorations or pinned to your clothes to honor these lost lives.
“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.” – Moina Michael