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Digital Art Expo: Kids Weigh in on Swimming and Lifeguarding

We asked kids in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade why they thought swim lessons and lifeguard training are important. Check out how the kids showed their support and enthusiasm for swim lessons and lifeguard training – we love their drawings! (And don’t miss the latest on our training and certification for extreme shallow water rescue, especially […]

Centennial Campaign: Year 2 Swimmers Diving In

Post by Connie Harvey, Director of the Red Cross Centennial Initiative I’m so proud of the Red Cross for honoring the organization’s 100-year history of teaching lifesaving and water safety in such a significant way with its Centennial Campaign. Now in its second year – still an early stage of the five-year quest to reduce drowning […]

Safety Quiz: Are You Prepared for Your Next Vacation?

With less than a month left of summer, many families are getting ready to take one final vacation. Staying in a hotel on vacation can bring a lot of added benefits (e.g. a warm bed to sleep in at night, continental breakfasts and room service).  However, a disaster can strike anywhere at anytime — even your […]

Summer Safety Myths, Busted! (New Podcast)

  Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Barton Report on BlogTalkRadio   The Barton Report from the American Red Cross has summer safety on our minds. In this episode, don’t miss: Quiz with our intern, Sam, on heat and severe weather safety. Stories from Meghan, a Red Cross volunteer, on her personal Red […]

Pizza Guy Delivers! Recognized for Saving Stranger’s Life

Post by Patricia Billinger, originally published on Colorado Stories. Google “pizza delivery guy CPR” and you’ll come across dozens of news articles from all over the country about Anson Lemmer, a 19-year-old who saved a stranger’s life using the CPR skills he first learned through Red Cross babysitter training when he was just turning into a teenager. […]

Jumping the Shark – A Sharknado-Inspired Blog Post

Note: These are fictional rules about a real movie, with some real Red Cross tips snuck in. We hope you never encounter a sharknado, but that you ARE prepared for emergencies. The thought of a sharknado, either real or imagined, is terrifying. Having survived two movies with a third on the way, we’ve had a […]

The Beach Is Not a Pool – Plus 5 More Things to Keep in Mind

Post by Dr. Linda Quan, Vice-Chair of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) As summer brings another wave of hazy, hot and humid weather, many of us will be taking to the nation’s lakes and coasts in search of refreshing waves and cool breezes. The beach is an ideal place for a hot weather […]

The Barton Report: May Podcast

Welcome to The Barton Report, a podcast brought to you by the American Red Cross. Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Barton Report on BlogTalkRadio Listen here if you have issues with the above player. This month we’re covering lots of topics to get you ready for this summer. Tune in […]

The “Tail” of Red Cross Pet Adventures

Pets come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their adventures. Red Crossers share some lessons from their furry family members and tips to keep your pets safe. AUDIE, THE ADVENTURER “Audie blew out his knee on our beach vacation. I used my pet first aid training to make sure he was comfortable and […]

Top Tips for Staying Safe on Spring Break: Water Safety Edition

Post adapted from March 19, 2014 blog by By Peter Wernicki, MD American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. How will you remember this year’s spring break? If you want to stick with sun tans, ice cream and ocean breezes and avoid scary or dangerous situations, follow the lead of American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council member Peter Wernicki, […]