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Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, Hosts Kohl’s Child Safety Seat Checks

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(2/14/12) -Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, will host two upcoming Kohl's Child Safety Seat Checks in Florence and Myrtle Beach.

The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place Thursday, February 16, 2012, 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.

The bi-monthly Kohl's Cares Safe Se...

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...

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