by Anna Wright

With the summer months here, it is important to brush up on grilling safety in order to keep you and your family safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2012-2016, an average of 16,600 patients per year were admitted to the emergency room due to injuries involving grills. Children under […]

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Did you know? As of 2016, there were a total of 285/100,000 deaths in the U.S. in children aged 0-19 44% of children who died from fires or burns were ages 4 and under.1 The death rate for children this age (0.73 per 100,000) is almost twice that of 5 to 9 […]

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Did you know?
A a new study by Safe Kids Worldwide on unintentional injuries and deaths in children under 14 found nearly half of childhood deaths happen between May and August, with a spike in the rates of unintentional injuries and deaths in July.

Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/2u2h9xe

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Safe Kids Georgia urges families to check their smoke alarms and practice their home fire safety drill

Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent per Safe Kids Worldwide and they are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, […]

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The Fourth of July is a time for celebration across the country, and fireworks are a crowd favorite each year. Safe Kids Georgia reminds parents that while fireworks can be fun to watch, they also can be dangerous, especially around kids, so whenever possible, leave the firework displays to the professionals.

Fireworks, including sparklers and […]

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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 […]

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Fireworks Safety

On July 1, 2015 By

Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.

With July 4th just around the corner, it’s important to know how to safely handle and operate fireworks. Every year, there are numerous children sent to the emergency room with firework-related injuries and most, it not all, […]

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Safe Kids Georgia and DECAL Child Care Services hosted a workshop Thursday, March 19, 2015 on fire safety education for Quality Rated programs and fire safety trainers. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Robert Cole, President of Fireproof Children. Dr. Cole is a national expert in fire safety education and Associate Professor at the University […]

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Keep your Kids Safe in the Kitchen

On February 13, 2015 By

Before you start whipping up some Valentine’s Day goodies, read through these cooking safety and burn prevention tips to protect yourself and your Valentines from burn injuries.

You can start practicing with a yummy Blondie Valentine’s recipe that we have posted below!

 

Childproof Your Electrical Outlets and Appliances

Keep appliance cords […]

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Along with most other Americans around this time of year, we Georgians are beginning to envision our upcoming Fourth of July adventures. Most of them will include sitting on blankets on top of towering parking garages with our families and friends, seeing kids running around with sparklers, laughter, and the smell of hot dogs and […]

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