Safe Kids Northeast Florida 

 
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Safe Kids Northeast Florida, a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide, and led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital , was founded in 2003. Funding is provided by Wolfson Children's, along with grants from Safe Kids Worldwide, and public and private contributors.

Our mission brings together local organizations to promote pediatric injury prevention, and offer programs to prevent accidental injuries to children ages 19 and under.

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 19 and under. For more information visit the Safe Kids Worldwide Web site.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida/Wolfson Children's Hospital
Cynthia Dennis, Coordinator
Phone: 904.202.4302
E-mail: Cynthia.Dennis@bmcjax.com


News and Events

Child Passenger Safety Week
September 18-24, 2016
Seat Check Saturday September 24

CPS Week is September 18-24, and we're celebrating with events all over the area. Check out the chart below to find a seat check near you. Call us at 904.202.4302 to make an appointment for Seat Check Saturday or Booster Seat Saturday on September 24. *Children must be at least 4 years old and 40 pounds to qualify for a booster seat. **While appointments and supplies last.

Here is a list CPS activities throughout Northeast Florida this week....

Child Passenger Safety Week is a good time to prompt parents; last year the State of Florida enhanced its child restraint law and this year it is standard for every motor vehicle operator to have a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device for children until age 6. Watch a Florida Department of Transportation public service announcement that outlines the child restraint law.

And here is a great reference document for parents -- Car Seat Checkup: Top 5 Things to Do

Here is a Web resource for information on "Is Your Child In The Right Car Seat?" (safercar.gov)

Graphic to promote take action to prevent heatstroke in cars Summer Temps are Starting to Simmer -- Remember; Never Leave A Child In a Car

The temperature inside a car parked outside in the summer can reach 140 degrees. Safe Kids reminds parents and caregivers how to prevent the tragedy of children being trapped in a hot car. Here is what it feels like inside a car on a hot day.

Avoid tragedy - never leave a child in a car. Create reminders -- buckle in a gym bag or briefcase in the backseat -- so you do not forget about your child as a passenger when you get to your destination. Take action -- call 911 when you see a child alone in a car. (You could be saving a life.)

Find out why this is such an important topic - learn about Reggie McKinnon's tragic experience. Make sure this doesn't happen to your family.

Water Safety in Prime Season Now!

With the height of the heat and summer season, the risk to children around water is at its apex. Parents can learn how to use some safety measures to ensure their children do not drown. Facts about kids and the danger of drowning.

Visit the Water Safety page...


Information for Parents
High 5 Safety Checklist logo To help you teach your children to be safe on the road, at play and at home -- Parents; here is a great checklist to help guide you.
To further help you, Northeast Florida Safe Kids provides parents a list that you can fill in...
More News For Parents

It is so important for parents to make sure they have the right car seat for their child, and then to make absolutely sure the car seat is correctly installed in the vehicle. Unfortunately many parents have their children in the wrong car seat. And not all car seats fit in all vehicles.

Here is a link to Parents Central (safercar.gov) with information on car seats; how to install, recalls, and getting your car seat checked (With Northeast Florida Safe Kids).

Read about booster seats, threat from coin-sized batteries, and drop-side cribes safety. Click here...

Videos
There are videos offering safety tips and information to keep your family and children safe:
  • Take Action Against Distraction
  • Water Safety


  • Related Resources - Links
  • Safe Kids
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Pool Safety (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Product Recalls Lookup (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
  • Summer Safety Fun for Kids -- Helmutt® and Bicycle Helmet
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Tips (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site)
  • Water Safety Video (Click here to watch this very important 27-minute video to make sure your children are water safe!)
  • Fire Prevention For Kids (interactive site for kids)
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