SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - With the Illinois State Fair up and running, the American Red Cross wants fairgoers to stay safe during their visit. Each year, hundreds of individuals throughout the country are treated for injuries they receive during their trip to an amusement park, fair, or carnival, so knowing what to do ahead of time can ensure a fun and emergency-free experience.
However, if an injury should occur, the American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter is once again staffing a First Aid booth at the State Fair to treat minor injuries. The station is located at the Emmerson Building Annex, across the street from the Dairy Building. Local Red Cross volunteers who are Red Cross-certified in First Aid are staffing the booth and providing basic first aid services to the public free-of-charge until the close of the fair.
The Red Cross also offers these helpful State Fair safety/preparedness tips:
The Illinois Capital Area Chapter trains thousands of local individuals in lifesaving skills each year. For a complete list of trainings, please visit redcross.org/takeaclass or call 1-800-REDCROSS.