NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer for many, but before people get back to the outdoor activities they love, there are some safety reminders to keep in mind.

Gary MacNamara, a former police chief and current Executive Director of Public Safety and Government Affairs at Sacred Heart University, shares some important steps to keep in mind to keep you and your family safe while enjoying the warmer weather.

Watch the video above for the full interview.