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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Drowning is the #1 cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old.

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In honor of National Safe Boating Week, here are a few tips for parents to ensure that their children are having fun in the sun while staying safe in the water!

Always have your children wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD) while on boats, around open bodies of water, or participating […]

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This month we are delighted to share some exciting happenings provided by Erin Green, Coalition Coordinator of Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, which is led by Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

One of the programs we offer in Hall County provides children with a life jacket to use for the day through our Life Jacket Loaner Stations. We […]

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While drowning in swimming pools gets significant attention, the fact is that more children and teens fatally drown in lakes, rivers, oceans, reservoirs and other types of open water. According to a new research report from Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program, it’s important to be aware of, and talk to your children […]

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Swimming Safety Tips

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Summer is here, and families everywhere are packing up their sunscreen and towels and heading to the pool in order to cool off. Pools are a great spot for families to relax and have fun, but they can also be dangerous. Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and […]

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Mother of drowned boy warns parents: Never assume child is being watched

Posted: Jun 02, 2014 3:35 PM EDTUpdated: Jun 02, 2014 6:15 PM EDT

By Beth Galvin, FOX Medical Team reporter – bio | email    

GAINESVILLE, Ga. –The pinwheel John Michael’s grandfather gave […]

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