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Welcome To Our Safety Page

When it comes to our children's safety, there is nothing we as parent would not do to keep our children safe.
Unfortunately danger is lurking around every corner, and in a fleeting second your blissful life can come to a screaming halt.

The most important tool for  parents is awareness.
Know how to protect your child and reduce your child's risk of danger.

We have added some information and links to better inform you about children's safety.

Know that some accidents may happen in your child's life, by no fault of anyone, but are you prepared for them?

How you react in those first few moments, can effect your child and your whole families life.

In this country, more children die from preventable accidents than from any single disease. Each year, 8,000 children are killed, and 50,000 more are permanently disabled. Yearly, one in four children under the age of 15 requires medical attention due to accidents, fires, burns, drowning, falls, poisoning, and choking.

Auto Safety

Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under, despite a seven percent decline in the motor vehicle occupant death rate from 1987 to 1996. During the same time period, the motor vehicle occupant nonfatal injury rate among children has increased by four percent.

Backpack Injuries

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were more than 21,000 backpack-related injuries treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinics in the year 2003. Injuries ranged from contusions, to sprains and strains to the back and shoulder, and fractures


Bicycles remain associated with more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile. More than 70 percent of children ages 5 to 14 (27.7 million) ride bicycles. This age group rides about 50 percent more than the average bicyclist and accounts for approximately 30 percent of all bicycle-related deaths and more than 60 percent of all bicycle-related injuries.


Fires and burns remain the third-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under. Children, especially those ages 5 and under, are at the greatest risk from home fire-related death and injury.


Did you know that more than 2,800 people die each year as a result of choking?  
Airway obstruction injury (suffocation, choking, strangulation) is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children under age 1.

Dangerous Falls

Falls remain the leading cause of unintentional injury for children. Children ages 14 and under account for one-third of all fall-related visits to hospital emergency rooms. More than half of all nonfatal injuries to children are associated with falls, and falls are the leading cause of nursery product-related injuries among children ages 5 and under. The majority of falls occur from furniture, stairs, baby walkers, playground equipment, windows and shopping carts.


Drowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in this age group and the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4. The majority of drownings and near-drownings occur in residential swimming pools. However, children can drown in as little as one inch of water and are therefore at risk of drowning in wading pools, bathtubs, buckets, diaper pails, toilets, spas and hot tub

Eye Injuries

Ophthalmologists (medical eye physicians) regularly see young people and recreational athletes with eye injuries caused by sports. Ninety percent of these eye injuries are preventable with proper eye safety protection

Fire Prevention

Each year, U.S. fire departments respond to more than 400,000 residential fires, or one every 71 seconds. These fires account for nearly 22 percent of all reported fire incidents, yet cause 80 percent of all fire-related deaths and nearly 75 percent of all injuries.

Fireworks Safety

Approximately 55 percent of the fireworks-related injuries were burns, and most of the burns involved the hands, eyes and head. Nearly 40 percent of the victims were under 15 years of age.

Gun Safety

Unintentional shootings still account for nearly 20 percent of all firearm-related fatalities among children ages 14 and under.

Home Safety

Unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States. In 1996, nearly 6,300 children ages 14 and under died from unintentional injuries. In addition, each year nearly 120,000 children are permanently disabled. One out of every four children, or more than 14 million children ages 14 and under, sustains injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention each year

Infant Safety

Early prevention goes along way.
Mechanical suffocation and suffocation by ingested objects cause the most home fatalities to children 0-4 years of age. Drownings and home fires also contribute to the death of young children.

Insect Bites

Most insect bites can and should be avoided

Kids and Pet Safety

Things you should know before you get a pet

Lead Poisoning

Simple Things You Can Do To Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning

Lyme Disease(Ticks)

Are you safe in your own backyard?

Nighttime Safety for Your Baby

Safe bedding practices when putting infants down to sleep. Here are the revised recommendations to follow for infants under 12 months:

Online Safety

Visit our Teddy Says No Page for additional information about Online safety

Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14, claiming the lives of 599 children in 2003 alone.  In 2004, more than 38,400 children were treated in emergency rooms for pedestrian-related injuries.


The leading cause of playground equipment-related fatalities is strangulation and the majority of these deaths occur on home playgrounds
Each year, nearly 20 children ages 14 and under die from playground equipment-related injuries.
In 1997, an estimated 211,000 children ages 14 and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for playground equipment-related injuries. Children ages 5 to 14 accounted for more than 70 percent of these injuries

Poison Prevention

Poisoning often occurs in the home. Care should be taken to store poisons carefully. Keep them out of reach of children
Each year more than 6,000 people die and an estimated 300,000 suffer disabling illnesses as a result of unintentional poisoning by solid and liquid substances. Unintentional poisonings can happen to anyone, at any time, in any situation

School Bus Safety

For some 22 million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and several are killed
in school bus incidents.

Scooter Safety

Last year, over 40,000 people were taken to hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. because of injuries from riding scooters. Most of the injuries were to kids under 15

Skating Roller/Inline

About 20 million inline skaters hit the streets each year.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as many as two-thirds of inline skaters do not wear safety gear.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates approximately 11,000 inline skaters suffer from head or face injuries annually.

Sledding Safety

Estimates of the number of injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms every year show about 33,000 sledding injuries and 1,500 from tobogganing

Shopping Cart Injuries

Each year, an average of 21,600 children ages 5 and under are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with shopping carts.
Each year, on average, falls from shopping carts account for 60 percent (or 12,800 injuries) of all shopping cart-related injuries among children ages 5 and under.
Five percent of children injured from falls from shopping cart seats require hospitalization


With one in five Americans developing skin cancer, childhood education about sun safety is a vital step toward reducing risk and improving public health

Toy Safety

In 1996, 3 billion toys and games were sold in the United States. Although meant to provide joy and entertainment, toys are linked to all too many injuries. Children ages 4 and under are at especially high risk

Vaccine Information Center

Vaccines, immunizations or inoculations are recommended for every child born in the United States. A vaccination shouldn't hurt a child but sometimes they do. Before your child takes the risk, find out what it is.

Water Safety

More than 100 million Americans participate in water-related activities each year. To reduce the risk of drowning and other injuries, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control recommends careful adult supervision at all times, especially when children are near water sources such as bathtubs, buckets, toilets, large puddles, and swimming pools. Small children can drown in as little as 1 inch of liquid, and in only 30 seconds.

West Nile Virus

Facts on West Nile Virus

Youth Violence

Teens experience the highest rates of violent crime.


Diseases that can be passed from animals to humans.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that about 10,000 Children will be infected with worms in a year and possibly 700 of them may lose vision.  

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Do you know Cpr?

If you have not taken a Cpr/First Aid class now is the time to do so.
Be Prepared!

American Red Cross

To find your local American Red Cross

Performing CPR on an adult

Performing CPR on a child

Pool Safety Tips

How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself During First Aid

How to Do the Heimlich Maneuver

How to Help a Choking Infant

How to Treat a Bee Sting


Clear instructions on how to do (just about) everything

American Lung Association.

Help prepare America for the flu season

Guide For Babysitters

Children's Safety Zone

Child Passenger Safety

A Parent's Guide To Kidnap Prevention

National Resources Center For
Health And Safety In Child Care

First Aid Check List

Child Safety For Door-To-Door Solicitation

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child

Got To Be Safe Website For Children

Seven Warning Signs For A Possible Abduction Of Your Child.

1. Nasty family disputes. Most child abductions are caused by problems between loved ones. If you are in a family dispute take extra care to watch your child at all times.

2. A stranger calling your child over to their car or vehicle to ask them a question or show them something.

3. A stranger asking your child to help them find a lost animal such as a cat or dog.

4. A stranger offering your child money, candy, food or gifts of any kind.

5. A stranger attempting to make friends with your child.

6. Someone watching or observing your child "longer" than they should be.

7. A stranger attempting to create a situation where they are alone with your child.
These Are Only Guidelines

Safety Tips Every Parent And Child Should Know!

1: I know my full name (first, middle and last) and complete address including city, state and zip code.

2: I know my phone number including area code and how to dial "911" and "0" for emergencies. I know that I can use any phone to call "911" and "0" without using any money.

3: I know my family "Secret Code Word" and know not to go with anyone, for any reason, who does not use the "Secret Code Word."

4: I know not to put my name on any clothing, jewelry, hats, caps, jackets, tee shirts, bikes, etc., where people can see it.

5: I know not to play in isolated areas or take short-cuts through dangerous or deserted areas such as creeks or vacant lots.

6: I know to always walk and play in groups. I always practice the "Buddy System" and that there is safety in numbers.

7: I know not to go door-to-door selling something without an adult with me.

8: I know to always let my parents or child care person know where I am going.

9: I know to walk on the left facing traffic so that I can see if a car stops near me.

10: I know to keep all doors and windows locked when I am home alone.

11: If I am home along and someone knocks on the door, I know to ask, "Who is it?" without unlocking or opening any door or window. If it is not someone I am expecting, I know to say, "My mom/dad is busy and can't come to the door right now." I know to talk through the door and ask the person to come back later. If the person refuses to leave, I know to call the police. I know to never let the person inside for any reason.

12: If I arrive home and see that any window or door is open or and call "911" or "0" for Operator.

13: If I am home along and the phone rings, I know to never let a stranger know I'm home alone. I know to say, "My mother/father can't come to the phone right now."

14: I know that it is okay to hang up the telephone if I don't like what I hear, such as strange noises, scary talk or nothing at all.

15: I know that there are emergency numbers to call if I'm home along and get scared, including how to telephone my parents and neighbors.

16:I know that a stranger is anyone (man or woman) who is not known by me.

17: I know not to go with strangers and to run away from them when approached.

18: I know to never accept candy, food, money or anything from a stranger.

19: If someone I know, a friend or a neighbor, asks me to come into his/her house or go somewhere with them, I know to ask my mom/dad first.

20: I know never to approach a car with strangers. If a stranger says something to me, I know not to go near the car to answer or to have them repeat the question.

21: I know never to help a stranger with directions, fix their car, find their lost pet or let a stranger take my picture. .

22: If a stranger is following me, instead of hiding in bushes or behind a building, I know to go to a place where there are people and ask for help.

23: I know to keep at least two arms lengths away from a stranger when walking

24: I know never to go with a person who says they are a police officer if they are not in uniform and have a police car, I know not to go with a stranger, even if they show a badge. I know to tell my mom/dad all strange and/or unusual events.

25: I know never to accept a ride from a stranger.

26: I know, that even thought I may see and recognize certain people (like the mailman, ice cream truck driver, newspaper person, etc.), these people are considered strangers to me and I should never go with them without permission from my mom/dad.

27: I know the difference between a "good touch" and a "bad touch" and that certain areas of my body are very private. I know to report any "bad touches" to mom, dad, a trusted adult and the police.

28: I have the right not to be touched in ways that make me feel uncomfortable, the right to say "NO" and the right to get help.

29: I know that if an adult tells me to keep a secret, I know that it is okay to tell mom, dad or a trusted adult.

30: I know to call home when I get to my friend's house, shopping, etc., and to call when I am on my way home and to always come home before dark.

31: I know that if I get lost in a store or shopping mall, I will go to a cashier or security person.

32: I know never to go alone to movie theaters, arcade game stores, public rest rooms, parks, swimming pools or school yards (after school hours).

33: I know that running away from home is no fun. When I am having problems, I know that I can talk to my family or a trusted adult.

34: Teach your child they do not always have to be polite to adults. If they sense danger, make a scene and yell for HELP!. This is not my mom/dad and run away.
Instruct your child to refuse a stranger's request for help.

These safety tips are borrowed from.
Child Quest Safety

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