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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Read on to help keep your furry friends safe! If your pet slipped and fell down a flight of stairs or had a seizure, would you know what to do? If you answered no, online training courses offered by the... Continue Reading →

Preserve Your Health During Winter Storms

Are you ready for the snow? Mother nature is about to let a significant amount of snow loose on Eastern New York (as well as good portion of the rest of the country)! With a storm on its way, the... Continue Reading →

Celebrate the Season…Safely!

The winter holidays are traditionally happy times for families and friends to get together and create lasting memories. Unfortunately, this time of year also means a greater risk for home fires, often caused by decorations and holiday cooking. Decorations like... Continue Reading →

Whether You’re Traveling or Cooking at Home, Stay Safe this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for visiting family and sharing meals with loved ones — but it’s also a prime time for cooking fires, traffic accidents and other safety problems. The American Red Cross asks everyone to follow the steps below... Continue Reading →

Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

While there are plenty of things to love about the fall and winter seasons, the flu is not one of them. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "while seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United... Continue Reading →

Halloween Safety Tips for Little Trick or Treaters

Lots of little ghosts and ghouls, Witches, and pirates and superheroes, too! Tonight, costumed kids will be all around... Follow these tips to keep them safe and sound. Make sure your trick-or-treaters can see and be seen. Use face makeup... Continue Reading →

Top Tips to Keep Kids Safe as They Head Back to School

Every fall, over 55 million children across the United States head back to school! As kids across Eastern New York gear up for a new school year, we want to help make sure the exciting trip back to the classroom is... Continue Reading →

Time to #TurnAndTest

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, so we're sharing a friendly reminder to #TurnAndTest. When you turn your clocks back this weekend, take a minute to test your smoke alarms, too. It's a simple step to help your family stay... Continue Reading →

Tips to keep you safe this 4th of July

Here at the Red Cross, we're all looking forward to a fun-filled 4th of July weekend. As we get ready to fire up the grill, hit some local swimming spots, and enjoy a few fireworks, we also want to make sure that everyone in our region stays... Continue Reading →

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