Safe Kids

Clark County Public Health works to keep kids safe by promoting safety policies and being part of the Safe Kids Clark County coalition. AMR Southwest Washington provides local coordination for Safe Kids Clark County  and it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Safe Kids USA is a grassroots network of more than 600 coalitions and chapters that work closely with health professionals, law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, educators, businesses, public policy makers, and, most importantly, parents and kids to promote child safety.

Meetings

Safe Kids Clark County has resumed meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Next meeting will be October 18 2022, at 10 am on Microsoft Teams. All are welcome. Link to join meeting will be added in October. (No September meeting.)

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For the latest information, follow Safe Kids Clark County on Facebook

Safe Kids Clark County activities

Some of their priorities are proper installation and usage of children's car seats, educating the public about baby's safe sleep, bike safety and proper helmets, reducing child vehicular injuries and deaths, teens and distracted driving as well as water safety. 

Safe Kids Clark County/AMR Southwest Washington maintains the life jacket loaner stations at Klineline Park, Marine Park and Lewisville River and park during the summer months. The loaner stations with life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult have been re-stocked. These stations were constructed by local Boy Scouts and the life jackets are funded by grants from the Nautical Safety Foundation.

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Safe Kids Clark County and their volunteers also participate in the annual Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day events at several local elementary schools.

Safe Kids Worldwide promotes Safe Kids Week, May 8-14, 2022, an annual communication campaign to educate the public about life-saving programs.

Child car seat safety

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Want professional help to learn how to install your child’s car seat? A trained technician will teach you everything you need to know to make sure your car seat is fitted and installed correctly. The technician will also verify that your child’s car seat meets federal standards and that it is not a counterfeit/knock-off.

If a child car seat fitting is needed, contact Weston at weston.perkins-clark@gmr.net

New child car seat laws that went into effect January 1, 2020, have important changes to Washington's Child Restraint law. Children up to 2 years old must ride in a rear-facing car seat and from 2-4 years must ride in a car seat with harness.  Children shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches and who have outgrown the child harness seat must use a booster seat, regardless of age. Also, children under 13 must ride in the back seat of the vehicle. This new law decreases the chance of children dying or being seriously injured in a collision.


Keep your child safe at home, at play and on the way!

Keep your child safe at home, at play and on the way!Accidental injury is the leading cause of death in children 14 and under. Most of these injuries are preventable. Safe Kids Worldwide offers education and resources to parents, guardians, educators, and others. Topics include: