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With Memorial Day Weekend here, that means people will be swimming, cooking out, traveling, and having fun. No matter what the plans are, you should always plan on being safe. Here are five safety tips for the holiday weekend.

1: Food Safety.

It's always important to thoroughly cook foods, especially when you're grilling with ground beef, poultry and pork. Make sure you refrigerate perishable foods within two hours. And don't forget to always wash your hands with soap and water before handling food and after touching raw meat.

2: Fire Safety.

Be sure to clean your grill before using it; grease or dust could cause a fire later. When using a grill do not use it in the garage, porch or other enclosed spaces. Make sure to not park cars on the grass as the hot exhaust can easily ignite dry vegetation.

3: Sun Safety.

Staying hydrated is key, so remember to drink lots of water. Wearing a hat and sunglasses can help block out unwanted sun, but the best protection from the sun is sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

4: Water Safety.

Don't, under any circumstances, swim alone. Make sure to always wear a life vest while boating no matter how uncomfortable they are. And always keep an eye out for children who are in or near the water.

5: Travel Safety.

Before hitting the road make sure your vehicle has been serviced. Always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive or travel with anyone who has been drinking.

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