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Child Passenger Safety

PeeDeeSafeKidsMotor 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. Click here, to ensure your child safety seat is not recalled.

In addition to children being safe while riding in cars, it is also important to keep your children safe around cars. McLeod Safe Kids also works to prevent heatstroke in children from being left behind in the car. Following these important steps will help prevent heatstroke from happening to your child. (For Spanish version, click here).

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.

Burn Safety

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.

Fire Safety

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.

Pedestrian Safety

Download our Pedestrian Safety tip sheet to help you remember what to do when walking around town.

Poison Safety

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.

Summer Safety

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.

When summer arrives we tend to be more relaxed. Fun times can be found at home, boating, swimming, and at the pool (for Spanish version, click here). The list is endless, but the dangers are also found at these places. McLeod Safe Kids wants you to remember important safety tips. Staying safe when playing near water will be sure to keep the summer days more fun and relaxing, but when the 4th of July rolls around, be sure you are folowing the extra safety tips we have for you.

If you are interested in having Safe Kids/Pee Dee Coastal participate in your next event, please click here to download a request form for submission.



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