Safe Kids Cape Fear

Safe Kids Cape Fear Safe Kids Cape Fear, led by New Hanover County Health Department, is dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury for Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover County, NC.

www.safekids.org Safe Kids coalitions are affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide to combat the causes of deaths among children caused by unintentional injuries. Local Safe Kids coalitions conduct a number of child passenger safety clinics and other injury prevention educational events throughout the year. The Buckle Up Program offers permanent checking stations (PCS). These are locations where parents/caregivers can receive in person information about child passenger safety from nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and have their car seats and seat belts checked to be sure they are installed and used correctly. To find you closest location, visit www.buckleupnc.org. Before you buy, read the labels on the car seat or booster seat. Look for the weight, height, and age limits to make sure the car seat is right for your child. For more expert tips, visit The Ultimate Car Seat Guide at: https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide/ Car Seat Distribution Program Pender County - English and Spanish classes are held at Smart Start Pender County the last Thursday of the month and pre-registration is required. Class registration is $25.00. Call 910-259-9978 to register for an appointment. Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. Put all medicine up and away and out of sight.Consider places where kids get into medicine.Consider products you might not think about as medicine.Only use the dosing device that comes with the medicine.Save the Poison Help line in your phone: 1-800-222-122. To dispose of all unwanted, unused and expired medications take them to a permanent medication drop box. Search for a location closest to you here: https://apps.ncdoi.net/f?p=102:24:::NO:::

Mission: The mission of the Safe Kids Cape Fear Coalition is to reduce the number of unintentional deaths and injury to children ages 0-19 years in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender County through prevention, intervention and education. Safe Kids promotes changes in attitudes, behavior, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children.

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Still have your Christmas decorations up? If you have a real tree in your home, make sure it’s getting plenty of water. ...
12/30/2020

Still have your Christmas decorations up? If you have a real tree in your home, make sure it’s getting plenty of water. If the tree is drying out, it’s time to get it out of the house. A dry tree can be a major fire hazard! #ReadyNC #firesafety

Still have your Christmas decorations up? If you have a real tree in your home, make sure it’s getting plenty of water. If the tree is drying out, it’s time to get it out of the house. A dry tree can be a major fire hazard! #ReadyNC #firesafety

Too much bulk in a coat can create extra room in a harness. Thinner layers provide the same warmth, and the harness will...
12/30/2020

Too much bulk in a coat can create extra room in a harness. Thinner layers provide the same warmth, and the harness will still fit snugly. #TheRightSeat

Too much bulk in a coat can create extra room in a harness. Thinner layers provide the same warmth, and the harness will still fit snugly. #TheRightSeat

Most cooking fires are caused by unattended cooking. Stay alert and in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop....
12/25/2020

Most cooking fires are caused by unattended cooking. Stay alert and in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop. #NFPA

Most cooking fires are caused by unattended cooking. Stay alert and in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop.#NHCFR #NFPA

Make safety a part of your holiday plans with these three simple, but important reminders to keep kids safe and provide ...
12/21/2020

Make safety a part of your holiday plans with these three simple, but important reminders to keep kids safe and provide families with a little peace of mind: http://safekids.org/.../three-ways-give-your-family-gift...

Make safety a part of your holiday plans with these three simple, but important reminders to keep kids safe and provide families with a little peace of mind: safekids.org/blog/three-ways-give-your-family-gift-safety-holiday-season

12/21/2020
Safe Kids Worldwide

The glass on a gas fireplace gets hotter than a pot of boiling water, an oven set to bake — even a flat iron! Here are three ways to prevent burns.

The glass on a gas fireplace gets hotter than a pot of boiling water, an oven set to bake — even a flat iron! Here are three ways to prevent burns.

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12/21/2020

Safe Kids Cape Fear's cover photo

Are your children in forward-facing car seats? Remember: They are better with a TETHERDid you know? The tether, a strap ...
12/08/2020

Are your children in forward-facing car seats? Remember: They are better with a TETHER

Did you know? The tether, a strap that secures the top of the forward– facing car seat to an anchor in the back of the vehicle, will decrease how far the child’s head moves forward in a crash by 6-8 inches! Tether the seat if you use the seat belt, if you use the lower anchors…tether EVERY forward-facing car seat.

Are your children in forward-facing car seats? Remember: They are better with a TETHER

Did you know? The tether, a strap that secures the top of the forward– facing car seat to an anchor in the back of the vehicle, will decrease how far the child’s head moves forward in a crash by 6-8 inches! Tether the seat if you use the seat belt, if you use the lower anchors…tether EVERY forward-facing car seat.

Remember to keep cosmetics out of children's reach and sight. If you have any questions or concerns about cosmetics, cal...
12/07/2020

Remember to keep cosmetics out of children's reach and sight. If you have any questions or concerns about cosmetics, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222. #preventpoison

Remember to keep cosmetics out of children's reach and sight. If you have any questions or concerns about cosmetics, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222. #preventpoison

12/07/2020
Safe Kids Worldwide

Those glass-fronted gas fireplaces can be beautiful, but do you know how to keep your child safe around them?

Those glass-fronted gas fireplaces can be beautiful, but do you know how to keep your child safe around them?

12/03/2020
12/03/2020
U.S. Fire Administration

No matter how new or old your holiday lights are, inspect them before you use them.
If the wires are frayed or cracking, replace them.
#WinterFireSafety

No matter how new or old your holiday lights are, inspect them before you use them.

If the wires are frayed or cracking, replace them.
#WinterFireSafety

Safe Kids Cape Fear's cover photo
12/03/2020

Safe Kids Cape Fear's cover photo

If you are struggling with child care or rent payments due to impacts from COVID-19, help is still available. Check your...
12/03/2020

If you are struggling with child care or rent payments due to impacts from COVID-19, help is still available. Check your eligibility, find participating child care providers, and learn how to apply at SocialServices.NHCgov.com/COVID
Asistencia para cuidado de niños y de vivienda está disponible por las familias que han demostrado tener dificultades económicas debido al COVID-19. Obtenga más información sobre cómo hacer una solicitud en: SocialServices.NHCgov.com/COVID

If you are struggling with child care or rent payments due to impacts from COVID-19, help is still available. Check your eligibility, find participating child care providers, and learn how to apply at SocialServices.NHCgov.com/COVID

Asistencia para cuidado de niños y de vivienda está disponible por las familias que han demostrado tener dificultades económicas debido al COVID-19. Obtenga más información sobre cómo hacer una solicitud en: SocialServices.NHCgov.com/COVID

12/01/2020
Safe Kids North Carolina

Maybe you’re adding some holiday cheer to your home this week! If a Christmas tree is part of your plan, you need to water it regularly. In this video, Insurance Commissioner & State Fire Marshal Mike Causey shows how dry trees are extremely combustible. #FireSafety

Maybe you’re adding some holiday cheer to your home this week! If a Christmas tree is part of your plan, you need to water it regularly. In this video, Insurance Commissioner & State Fire Marshal Mike Causey shows how dry trees are extremely combustible. #FireSafety

Game, videos, activities, oh my! Check out Sparky.org today!
11/21/2020
Sparky

Game, videos, activities, oh my! Check out Sparky.org today!

Not all web sites are safe places for kids! Anytime you aren’t sure about a website, stay safe by going to get a grown-up to help you or clicking the back button.

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Explore a fire truck virtually at: http://www.sparky.org/firetrucks
11/17/2020
Sparky

Explore a fire truck virtually at: http://www.sparky.org/firetrucks

Not all web sites are safe places for kids! Anytime you aren’t sure about a website, stay safe by going to get a grown-up to help you or clicking the back button.

11/17/2020
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and in the latest episode of The NFPA Podcast, we hear from fire service officials in Florida who are working to reduce cancer rates among firefighters statewide—plus, get an update on the National Firefighter Registry. Full episode: nfpa.org/podcasts

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and in the latest episode of The NFPA Podcast, we hear from fire service officials in Florida who are working to reduce cancer rates among firefighters statewide—plus, get an update on the National Firefighter Registry. Full episode: nfpa.org/podcasts

Check out our latest blog about #Thanksgiving and its Impact on the #NEC and the Safety of Today’s Kitchen Electrical Sy...
11/17/2020

Check out our latest blog about #Thanksgiving and its Impact on the #NEC and the Safety of Today’s Kitchen Electrical Systems: https://bit.ly/3pmtOYr

Check out our latest blog about #Thanksgiving and its Impact on the #NEC and the Safety of Today’s Kitchen Electrical Systems: https://bit.ly/3pmtOYr

#thanksgiving2020
11/17/2020

#thanksgiving2020

Learn what else you can do to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning with our prevention tips: http://safeki...
11/13/2020

Learn what else you can do to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning with our prevention tips: http://safekids.org/.../carbon-monoxide-poisoning...

Learn what else you can do to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning with our prevention tips: safekids.org/tip/carbon-monoxide-poisoning-prevention-tips-pdf

Safe Kids Cape Fear's cover photo
11/02/2020

Safe Kids Cape Fear's cover photo

Tonight is the end of Daylight Savings Time and clocks go back one hour. 🕛⬅️🕚 It’s also a great yearly reminder to test ...
11/02/2020

Tonight is the end of Daylight Savings Time and clocks go back one hour. 🕛⬅️🕚 It’s also a great yearly reminder to test your smoke alarms. 👍 Get more fire safety tips: safekids.org/fire

10/28/2020
Safe Kids Cape Fear's cover photo
10/28/2020

Safe Kids Cape Fear's cover photo

If you're outside for Halloween this year, use these safety tips to make sure it's scary for all the right reasons.
10/28/2020

If you're outside for Halloween this year, use these safety tips to make sure it's scary for all the right reasons.

If you're outside for Halloween this year, use these safety tips to make sure it's scary for all the right reasons.

10/28/2020
Safe Kids Worldwide

This year’s festivities will look different, but regardless of how you choose to celebrate this Halloween, make safety part of your plan.

This #Halloween, help your kids be seen while trick or treating by using glow sticks, reflective tape or flashlights with costumes.

With the help of FedEx, we have Halloween safety tips to keep your ghost and goblins safe:

https://www.safekids.org/halloween

10/28/2020
Safe Kids Worldwide

Whether you're celebrating Halloween outdoors or at home, it's important to make safety a part of your plans. Celebrity mom Ali Landry joins Safe Kids Worldwide and Dr. Katie Donnelly, an ER doctor at Children’s National Hospital, on Tuesday as we discuss creative ideas that are both fun and safe, plus tips for how to prevent injuries at home or if you’re heading out. We’ll also answer questions on everything parents need for a perfect spooky night.

Whether you're celebrating Halloween outdoors or at home, it's important to make safety a part of your plans. Celebrity mom Ali Landry joins Safe Kids Worldwide and Dr. Katie Donnelly, an ER doctor at Children’s National Hospital, on Tuesday as we discuss creative ideas that are both fun and safe, plus tips for how to prevent injuries at home or if you’re heading out. We’ll also answer questions on everything parents need for a perfect spooky night.

10/15/2020
World Health Organization (WHO)

Today is Global Handwashing Day!
Washing your hands regularly with 🧼 and 💦 is one of the most important and most basic steps keeping safe from COVID-19 and many other pathogens.
Thank you, Disney for this cute video.

Today is Global Handwashing Day!

Washing your hands regularly with 🧼 and 💦 is one of the most important and most basic steps keeping safe from COVID-19 and many other pathogens.

Thank you, Disney for this cute video.

Halloween might look different this year, but it’s still one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids. How ever ...
10/12/2020
Make Halloween Fun and Safe with These Tips for Celebrating During COVID-19

Halloween might look different this year, but it’s still one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids. How ever you choose to celebrate, use these home and outdoor tips to keep your kids injury-free while they're having fun.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this Halloween, here are a few ways to make safety a part of your planning.

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1650 Greenfield St.
Wilmington, NC
28401 - SERVES BRUNSWICK, NEW HANOVER AND PENDER COUNTY

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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(910) 798-6636

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