When temperatures rise, so do the risks for health emergencies like swimming accidents or cardiac arrest.

Summer safety should include learning First Aid techniques and CPR/AED skills that can save or sustain a life until EMTs arrive.

You never know when someone may need your help to save their life.

Kathy MacDonald an Instructor and Trainer with the American Red Cross joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with summer safety tips.

1.Florida has some unique challenges: excessive heat & sun, lightning strikes, and abundant opportunities to be in or around water. How can we be ready for what might happen?

2.How can I remember all the first aid steps for all the different possibilities?

3.What does it take to do CPR? Can I do it?

4.What about life-threatening bleeding? Does Red Cross offer training for that?

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.