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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, as a part of the Safe Kids Worldwide global nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by Children's National Medical Center, mission is to prevent unintentional childhood injury, a leading cause of death and disability for children ages one to 19 years.

The Problem:

Unintentional childhood injury, a leading cause of death and disability for children ages one to 19 years – represent nearly 40 percent of all deaths in this age group.  These injuries claim the lives of 25 children every day – over 1 per hour. 

The Solution:

Safe Kids Thurston County brings together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.  Since its founding, Safe Kids Worldwide has contributed to a 55% reduction in U.S. child fatality rates from unintentional injury. 

Free Monthly Child Car Seat Safety Inspections - http://www.safekidsthurstoncounty.org/child-passenger-safety.html

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, and through medical clinics such as ABC Pediatrics, South Sound Pediatrics, Tumwater Family Practice Clinic, and NW Pediatric clinics to patients during well child visits.

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.  Find a Life Jacket Loaner Board location at http://www.safekidsthurstoncounty.org/water-safety.html.

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.  Want to help make your school zone walking route safe?  View the Take Action Toolkit here: https://www.safekids.org/take-action-toolkit-how-fix-unsafe-school-zone-your-community.

Find Out More:

To inquire about child safety seats, bicycle helmets, life jackets or other safety programs, information, or supplies, contact Danielle at 360-786-8907 x107 or visit Safe Kids Thurston County's website>> safekidsthurstoncounty.org

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