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 Car Seat Safety Checks;
Schedule an Appointment With Us or
Visit A Community Seat Check Event

Safe Kids Northeast Florida and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital, offer a Safe Kids Buckle Up® inspection station featuring free car seat and booster seat installation checks by certified child passenger safety technicians. For an appointment, call 202.4302. Click here for a flier with local and details.

Child Car Safety Seats is one of the most important subjects to Safe Kids Northeast Florida. So besides the weekly Safe Kids Buckle Up® Inspections Station (by appointment), Safe Kids Northeast Florida also offers community child safety car seat checks - click here for a location near you and dates and times

Remember, 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.

National TV Safety Campaign

. Make sure your flat screen TVs are mounted securely to the wall. One child every three weeks dies from a television tipping over, and every hour a child goes to the emergency room for an injury suffered this way.

Visit the TV safety page and blog on Safe Kids Worldwide.


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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