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Safe Kids

Safe Kids Thurston County is led by Child Care Action Council with support from Thurston County Medic One 

What it is:
Safe Kids Thurston County is a network of organizations providing injury prevention information, safety devices, activities and events in an effort to empower local communities in preventing accidental injuries in children 0 - 14 years of age.

The Problem:
We know our efforts are needed because as many as 90 percent of accidental injuries can be prevented. Accidental injury is the number one cause of death among children ages 14 and under. Also, each year one of every four children needs medical attention for an accidental injury.

The Solution:
Safe Kids Thurston County brings together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.

Free Monthly Child Car Seat Safety Inspections -

Bicycle Helmets
Bicycle Helmets are among the least expensive, most effective safety devices. Safe Kids Thurston County sells low cost helmets at many community events throughout the year. 

Water Safety
Boating, swimming, fishing and all water sports are very popular. Safe Kids Thurston County works to prevent water related injuries by providing life jack loaner stations throughout the county.

Pedestrian Safety
Promoting safe behavior among motorists and children is necessary to create safer, more walkable communities, and to prevent pedestrian–related injuries to children. Help make sure children do not share the same space as vehicles in a “backover” or “frontover” tragedy. Watch Spot-the-Tot>>

Find Out More:
To inquire about safety seats, bicycle helmets, life jackets or other safety programs, information or supplies, contact Danielle at 360-786-8907 x107 or visit SafeKids Thurston County's website>>

Safe Kids USA has even more tips and information on safety broken out by age and subject. Read More>>