Child Passenger Safety
Motor vehicle accidents remain the number one killer of children 3-12 in the United States. Safe Kids Buckle Up, the largest program of Safe Kids Worldwide, teaches parents and caregivers to use the right safety gear for their kids in their vehicles on every ride. Click to download Child Passenger Safety for more information. To ensure your child safety seat is not recalled visit SaferCar.gov.
Bike and Wheeled Sports Safety
Bikes cause more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except cars. Download Bike and Wheels Sports Safety to learn things you can do to keep your child safe.
Each year, more than 100,000 children 14 and under are treated for fire and burn injuries.* The leading causes of burn injuries in young children are hot liquids and steam.Your house is full of common things that can burn your child. Download A Parent and Caregiver Guide to Burn Safety for some easy steps that can help prevent burn injuries.
* National Vital Statistics System. 2001 to 2005 nonfatal data. Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics, 2007.
A home fire occurs every 76 seconds.* More than 450 children ages 14 and under die from fire and burn injuries each year.** Click to download A Parent and Caregiver Guide to Fire Safety for some steps to make your home safe from fires and help protect your children from injury. Safety devices such as smoke alarms and cabinet locks can be bought at home improvement stores.
* National Fire Protection Association, Fire Loss in the U.S. 2006.
** National Vital Statistics System. 2002 to 2005 mortality data. Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics, 2008.
Download our Pedestrian Safety tip sheet to help you remember what to do when walking around town.
Download Poison Safety to help you remember what to do to keep your child safe around the house. Also check out our calendar to find the next date for Operation Medicine Drop. Operation Medicine Drop is out drug take back intiative with the Florence County Sheriff's Office. There is also a permanent drop box located at the Sheriff's office located in Effingham.
There are things you can do to keep your child safe. Download Water Safety to help you remember what to do. While playing in the water can be fun, it also has its dangers.
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