Safety Professionals

Last year, more than six million car seats were recalled. Was your car seat one of them? And if so, have you made the repair?

Tools for Safety Professionals

Tasked with the awesome responsibility of providing the resources and expertise to help maintain public safety, health care professionals, safety advocates and Certified Passenger Safety Technicians can quickly and easily find information including Safe Kids research and statistics, unintentional injury fact sheets and position statements on critical injury risks including the following:

Research Reports

Safety professionals, health professionals and parents rely on Safe Kids research to assess and improve child safety efforts. A National Survey of Parents’ Attitudes and Self-Reported Behaviors Concerning Sports Safety (2011) is our most current report.
To download a copy, click here.

Hyperthermia – NEVER Leave your child alone in a car!

Safe Kids Worldwide has designed comprehensive resources for parents, educators and safety professionals on the dangers of hypothermia and prevention strategies. Click here for more information.

New members are always welcome to join Safe Kids Southwest Florida! To learn how you can become involved, to serve in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry Counties, call 239-343-6199 or e-mail Sally.Kreuscher@LeeHealth.org.

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program

The program certifies individuals as child passenger safety technicians and instructors. Tens of thousands of individuals have been certified since the program began in 1997.  

For information on how to become a Certified Passenger Safety Technician through Safe Kids Southwest Florida, call 239-343-6199 or e-mail Sally.Kreuscher@LeeHealth.org.

Safety

Child Passenger – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14, due in large part to the non-use or improper use of child safety seats and seat belts.

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Pedestrian and Bike Safety – Policies that increase the number of people walking and bicycling appears to be an effective method for improving the safety of people walking and bicycling.

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Burn Prevention – Most burn injuries can be prevented by making a few easy modifications to your home and teaching your family what to do in case of a fire emergency.

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Hyperthermia Prevention – Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s? It only takes a few short minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated.

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Drowning Prevention – Safe Kids Southwest Florida is committed to educating parents about water safety. There is absolutely no substitute for adult supervision, but additional layers of protection are recommended.

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