Burns and Scalds
The smells coming from the kitchen stove can be hard for children resist. Here are a few tips to keep your child safe from potential burns in and out of the kitchen.
Fire and burn injuries are one of the leading causes of child injury deaths in […]Continue Reading →
Who: Courtney Brittain and Savannah Young
Position: Interns, Safe Kids Georgia
Major: Both in Health Promotion
College: Both attending University of Georgia
Get to know Courtney Brittain…
I took an injury prevention class as an elective at UGA and was immediately hooked! It amazes me how many […]Continue Reading →
On the Road Watch out for Distracted Drivers and Pedestrians Shopping center parking lots are busier during the holidays. Keep an eye out for distracted pedestrians and drivers who may not be paying attention to you, especially when backing out of parking spaces. For parents of teens, remind them to be extra alert during this […]Continue Reading →
This week Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and the Hall County Fire Marshal’s Office came together for a bike helmet giveaway as a result of a call that moved them to take action.
Some calls that Hall County firefighters respond to can have such a powerful effect on the men and women in uniform that they […]Continue Reading →
Every parent wants their children to grow up healthy and strong in the place where they deserve to feel safest: in their own homes. Unfortunately, houses are not inherently danger-free for kids. Two of the three leading causes for emergency room visits, falls and poisonings, occur primarily in the home. But there’s great news too! […]Continue Reading →
The month of October marks the observance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month across the United States. Nearly 4,000 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly, each year, in the United States and most of these deaths result from Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) and sleep-related causes, such as accidental suffocation.
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The phrase “Halloween danger” usually brings to mind images of dark nights and threats of spoiled candies—but many parents are unaware of the real danger trick-or-treating may pose to their children: Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
Due […]Continue Reading →
How many meals have you shared with an NFL player? Well, you can add one to that list on October 16th! Safe Kids Georgia is proud to announce that will be joined by NFL member Buddy Curry during our Annual Awards Breakfast this year, coming up in just a couple weeks.
Whitfield County residents found themselves sleeping much better at night after June 2015. Thanks to a project by Safe Kids Dalton, The American Red Cross and the Whitfield County Fire Department (Safe Kids Dalton Lead agency), and with help from CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) – 474 smoke detectors and alarms were installed in homes […]Continue Reading →
Last week in Washington DC Safe Kids Georgia staff and coalition leaders attended the Child Injury Prevention Convention, or PREVCON hosted by Safe Kids Worldwide. Also in attendance were Safe Kids coalition members from 45 states and Network members from 24 countries around the world.
It was especially an honor to […]Continue Reading →