Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Encourages Parents to Look Before You Lock

(7/18/12) - New parents suffer from exhaustion due to lack of sleep, hormone changes, stress and changes in their routine. Any one of these can cause your memory to fail at a time you least expect it. Even the best of parents or caregivers can overlook a sleeping baby in a car, and the end result can be devastating. Planning can help keep your child from being hurt.

Safety TipsSafe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following advice to protect your child. Put something in the back seat o...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Offers Safety Tips for Treating Burns

(7/17/12) - Although there are many safety measures for preventing burns in children, accidents will happen. If a burn does occur, it is important to identify the degree of the burn and treat it accordingly.

A first-degree burn affects the outer layer of skin only. Your child's skin will be red and swollen, and they will be in some pain. A second-degree burn involves the first and second layers of the skin. Your child's skin will be bright-red, swollen, and blistery, and they will be ...

Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Urges Parents to Practice Summer Fire Safety

(7/10/12) - The summer months are a time when families enjoy doing a variety of activities outdoors; however, it's also when barbecue grills can cause devastating residential fires and serious injuries to children. According to the United States Fire Administration, each year almost 5,000 Americans are injured by charcoal/wood-burning and propane grill fires.

Statistics show the majority of grill fires on residential properties occur in the four months of May through August.


Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Presents Stranger Danger Fun Day

(7/02/12) - Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, presents Stranger Danger Fun Day on July 14, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Florence Little Theatre.

In a fun and interactive environment, children will learn how to stay away from strangers, and each participant will receive a free photo I.D.

The program is for children ages 3-8 years old and will include story time with the Florence Library staff members, as well as a stranger danger program with the Florence Po...

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