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.
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.
Safe Kids Thurston County brings together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
Free & Reduced Child Passenger Safety Seats
Child passenger safety seats (car seats) are available through Safe Kids Thurston County for free or at a reduced price with a caseworker referral. Qualifying families also receive education about proper use and installation. Download guidelines and application>>
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. Weekly appointments are also available at Child Care Action Council.
Boating, swimming, fishing and all water sports are very popular. Working with local Fire Departments, Safe Kids Thurston County provides our community with a source for low-cost, high-quality life jackets.
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>>