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Tips for a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend


EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Memorial Day weekend kicks off tomorrow, including events like cooking and outdoor activities, which can be dangerous if not careful.

Use sunscreen of an appropriate SPF and reapply as necessary, especially if swimming or sweating. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and to keep cool. When it comes to swimming it's important to Designate a “pool-watcher” when children are swimming. Be prepared for big bites as well if you are outdoors. Keep a first aid kit at the ready.

Make sure to keep food at safe temperatures. Cold foods should be kept on ice or refrigerated and left out no longer than an hour. Warm foods should be kept heated until served. Grills and smokers have great potential for danger as well. Never leave a lit or hot grill unattended. Keep the grill at least two feet away from objects that can catch fire.

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