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With summertime here, more people spend time at the beach and areas of open water. While there are many fun activities that kids can take part in during this time, it is important to stay safe.
Parents should actively supervise their children when they are around bodies of water, whether […]Continue Reading →
On Thursday, July 11th, Safe Kids Georgia attended the MedKids event at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston to educate middle schoolers on the importance of being safe during their summer break. The Safe Kids Interns broke the ice by playing a trivia game filled with important safety tips to consider every day. After […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Forsyth, led by the Forsyth County Fire Department, hosted the Lake Lanier Water Safety Taskforce’s Media Event on July 2nd. The purpose of this event was to inform residents and visitors of metro Atlanta/North Georgia, and more specifically those that live in the four counties touching Lake Lanier, about importance water safety.
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On July 5, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
On Wednesday, June 26, Safe Kids Georgia attended the 48th Annual Georgia Fire Safety Symposium held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The symposium was a week-long event filled with educational classes related to ATV safety, fireworks and pyrotechnics training, and social media and public safety. Safe Kids Georgia had the opportunity to […]Continue Reading →
The 4th of July is full of fun traditions like parades, cookouts, baseball, and most importantly, fireworks!
While fireworks can be an exciting highlight of your family’s 4th of July, they can also be dangerous if not used properly. The safest way to enjoy fireworks as part of your holiday celebration is […]Continue Reading →
Safe Kids Gwinnett, led by Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services, held their first coalition meeting on June 5th! At this meeting, various stakeholders in the community were introduced to the work that Safe Kids Georgia does and the relationship that the state office has with the coalition.
There were a multitude of representatives from […]Continue Reading →
On June 25, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
This month, Safe Kids Georgia had the honor of participating in the 2nd Annual OHSO Safety Expo event at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The event was held outdoors on the Roybal and Chamblee campus and many other organizations including DeKalb Fire Department and Georgia Power were in attendance. The purpose […]Continue Reading →
It is important to ensure your child is well hydrated when they participate in sports year long, but during the hot, humid summer months in Georgia hydration needs to be highlighted!
Dehydration occurs when a body loses more water than it takes in. During sports play and practice, this happens through sweating. Higher heat […]Continue Reading →
On June 19, 2019 By SafeKidsGeorgia
As we wrap up the end of another great school year, we reflect on the collaboration between the Georgia Department of Transportation and Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Teens in the Driver Seat® has developed a national reach of more than 1.3 million youth and Safe Kids Georgia/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta serve as the state partner […]Continue Reading →
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) is a promotional event designed to raise awareness of the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. According to the World Health Organization, drowning is one of the top five causes of death in people ages 1 to 14, but it is preventable. Swimming lessons are […]Continue Reading →