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This blog was written by Akhil Reddy, Safe Kids Public Policy summer intern.
August football practices at my old high school in Houston mark the beginning of a grueling, competitive season. In fact, every summer, teams around the country start holding preseason practices to prepare for the upcoming games. However, high temperatures present a serious threat to the lives of young athletes.
Summer time and warmer weather means an increased use of outdoor grills - and, unfortunately, more grill-caused injuries and fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year an average of 9,600 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns.
Here are 6 ways to keep your kids, and yourself, safe around the grill:
When you wonder what we mean at Safe Kids when we say our mission is to protect kids from preventable injuries, think about the Contreras family. Early Sunday morning, a fire broke out in an apartment in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. Ten kids ages 3-months-old to 16-years-old died, including two 14-year-olds who recently died of their injuries at Stroger Hospital. The Contreras family was hosting a sleepover with their cousins.
Everything you need to know to keep your kids safe around railroad tracks.
When you’re expecting a baby – especially if it’s your first – there are lots of things you might want to have on hand: A crib, a baby monitor, a box of diapers (or ten!).
But perhaps the most important piece of gear is your baby’s first car seat. You’ll need one for the ride home from the hospital, and for every ride until your child can ride safely using just a seatbelt. That can be as long as 10 years!
So with all the different options on the market, how do you choose the right car seat for your baby?
Every year during the month of September, Safe Kids coalition members host events across the country to help parents learn how to install and use their car seat correctly. These events are in celebration of National Child Passenger Safety Month, with the biggest focus being on Seat Check Saturday on September 29. The entire nation gets behind keeping kids safer in car seats, booster seats and seat belts.
Here is everything you need to know about what we’re doing this year for Child Passenger Safety Month.
Nuestra nueva infografía muestra lo que los padres y cuidadores necesitan saber sobre el almacenamiento seguro de medicamentos en el hogar.
In our latest Gary on the Street video, Gary talks to people about the dangers of walking on or near railroad tracks.
Railroad Safety Week is September 23-29
Safe Kids and Union Pacific Railroad are teaming up to protect kids during Rail Safety Week. Safe Kids is proud to be working alongside Union Pacific to help spread this important safety information. To learn more about our partnership, check out our partnership page.
Here are some frequent questions we have gotten about railroad safety that can help to keep your family safe.