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Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Scald and Burn Month

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(2/02/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Scald and Burn Month (February) as well as year-round. Injuries from scalds and burns are some of the most painful and severe that children can suffer. Fortunately, most of them can be prevented by making a few easy modifications in the home and by teaching your family what to do in case of an emergency.

Safety Tip

According to Safe Kids, the leading cause of burn-related hospitalizations and emergen...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips for Gun Safety Month

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(1/24/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Gun Safety Month (January) as well as year-round. Access to guns creates a risk for serious injury and death. Most firearm-related injuries and deaths of children and adolescents involve handguns.

Safety Tip

It is very important to keep firearms safe when not in use. If not secured properly, a child can easily gain access to a gun. Safe Kids recommends using a gun safe and always keeping your guns lo...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips for Gun Safety Month

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(1/20/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Gun Safety Month (January) as well as year-round. Access to guns creates a risk for serious injury and death. Most firearm-related injuries and deaths of children and adolescents involve handguns.

Safety Tip

Always be aware of what your target is and what is beyond it. A bullet may miss the intended object and hit a non-target around or beyond it. Someone or something could also pass in front and be ...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips for Gun Safety Month - Week Two

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(1/12/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Gun Safety Month (January) as well as year-round. Access to guns creates a risk for serious injury and death. Most firearm-related injuries and deaths of children and adolescents involve handguns.

Safety Tip

Many firearm accidents result from the handler mistakenly believing a firearm is emptied, safetied, or otherwise disabled when in fact it is ready to be discharged. Additionally, trigger locks pr...

Upcoming Safe Kids Community Events

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(1/11/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, will host a variety of child safety events during the coming weeks.

Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check

Safe Kids will offer a Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check Thursday, January 19, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot. This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location.

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