One of Custer's Kids,
You're Also a SAFE KID
SAFE KIDS TIPS
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children
ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause of accidental death
among children ages 1 to 14. Always wear an appropriately sized
life jacket when on a boat, near open bodies of water or when
participating in water sports.
Make sure you wear a helmet and other protective gear every time
you skate, ride a bike, horse, or scooter. Make sure that helmet
is fitted properly and worn snugly.
The Cavs want you to join them in wearing appropriate gear that is
properly fitted when practicing and playing team sports. Keep
hydrated by drinking appropriate amounts of water, particularly on
warm summer days. “Make it a Safe Kids Summer” and have fun, but
be safe when playing your sport.
Look left, right and left again when crossing a street and
continue looking as you cross. Wear reflective materials on your
clothing at dawn and dusk and in other low-light situations.
Did you know that all children ages 12
and under should be properly restrained in a back seat of a
vehicle on every ride. BUCKLE UP Wyoming! Every year, we lose
too many of our friends to needless highway tragedies due to the
lack of using a seat belt or proper child restraint.
The single most effective safety device available to reduce head
injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet.
and parking lots are dangerous areas for kids. “Spot the Tot” by
walking around your parked vehicle to check for kids before
entering the car and starting the motor.
- Wyoming law
states that all children under the age of 9 be secured in the
proper child restraint. Call Safe Kids of Central Wyoming at
577-2535 for more information and ask about their next Car Seat
means outdoor fun! “Make it a Safe Kids Summer” but beware of the
weather when you head outdoors.
- We live in
a state where many of us are gun owners. Be responsible and
always keep guns out of the reach of kids. Lock your guns if
Toddlers Per Year Injured by TVs Tipping Over
Kids of Central Wyoming Urges Parents to Anchor Unstable Furniture
(Casper) - Each
year, nationwide, an estimated 3,000 children ages 5 and under go to
the emergency room with injuries caused by TV sets falling or
tipping over, and at least 100 people — mostly young children — have
been killed since 2000 by falling TVs or other furniture, according
to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. “Kids try to climb
and reach the controls on a TV, or they pull on hanging cords, and
they can pull a TV off a stand or pull the stand itself down on top
of themselves,” explained Diane Guerttman, coordinator of Safe Kids
of Central Wyoming. “In some cases, kids have been fatally crushed
this way, and even nonfatal injuries to the head and neck can be
Safe Kids of
Central Wyoming recommends these precautions to prevent furniture
- Make sure
TV stands, tables, dressers and other pieces of furniture are
stable and not top-heavy. Drawers and shelves should be loaded
with heavier contents near the bottom and less weight near the
that kids might be tempted to climb — such as bookcases, dressers
or anything holding electronics — should be anchored to a wall or
floor with angle brackets.
electrical cords out of reach of children.
- Don’t keep
remote controls, candy or other tempting items on unstable stands
Child Passenger Week wad recognized in Central Wyoming
February 10-17, 2007
Kids were invited to participate in "Where
in Casper is the Safe Kids Van?"
Whenever the van
was spotted, kids called and left their
name, school and the location where they spotted the van. They were
then entered into a very special Valentine Surprise with the
winner being announced on February 14th, at 6:45 a.m. during the
Today in Wyoming show on KCWY-Channel 13.
The prize was delivered (by a very special guest) to the winner at
her school that same day.
Open House was held at Fire Station #1 on February 10th ,
10:00-12:00, to kick off National Child Passenger Safety Week
in Central Wyoming. Safe Kids of Central Wyoming invites the
public to learn more about the correct child passenger restraint
system to use for their children and enjoy festivities and
refreshments with local celebrities.
A car seat
inspection was also be available.
parents are encouraged to attend and learn to to install seats for
their unborn babies. For more information, call 577-2535.
Rachel receives a Wyoming Cavalry Safe Kids Certificate from Custer
for participating in Passenger Safety Awareness Week
Safe Kids volunteers receive 40 hours of training
for Passenger Safety.
They take their jobs very seriously and are a provide a very
important service to the citizens of Casper, Wyoming.
Custer enjoys a little "down-time" with Casper's
Finest from Fire Station #1