McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal: The Importance of Smoke Alarms

Residential fires can start and spread rapidly. Every day, at least one child dies from a home fire and every hour approximately 14 children are injured from fires or burns. Ninety percent of all fire-related deaths are due to home fires, which spread quickly and can leave families as little as two minutes to escape once an alarm sounds.

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Residential Fire Safety Month (October) as well as year-round. The organizat...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Hosts Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Check

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host the upcoming Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence.

The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place on Thursday, October 16, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence). This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location.

Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will check installation of child s...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Safe Swimming Essentials

Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children. In 2010, 1,027 children ages 19 and under drowned, and 5,714 children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency rooms for injuries for near‐drownings in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Water Safety Month (June) as well as year-round with these safety tips.

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· Put up a fence that is at l...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Upcoming Event: Kohl’s Cares Safe Seats at the Beach on October 22

On Tuesday, October 22, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host Kohl's Cares Safe Seats at the Beach from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Myrtle Beach Kohl's parking lot, located at 8646 Highway 17 Bypass South.

McLeod Safe Kids certified child safety seat technicians will not only check installation of child safety seats, but also correct those in need and educate parents or guardians on proper installation and use.

Participants should have car, child safety seat and chil...

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