Independence Day is just ahead, and your plans might include fireworks displays, a backyard picnic or perhaps fun at the lake or beach. The American Red Cross offers these tips so you can enjoy a fun-packed, safe holiday.

“We’re all looking forward to the 4th of July holiday. It’s a time for fun with friends and family,” said American Red Cross Northwest Region CEO Alex Dieffenbach. “We here at the Red Cross want everyone to enjoy their celebration and to be safe.”

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