Category: Safety

Smart steps

Today, Wednesday, October 9, marks another International Walk to School Day – a day to encourage children to walk to school but also to be aware of pedestrian safety. Each year, nearly 500 child pedestrians are killed in the United … Continue reading

Five “make it…” tips for safe Halloween costumes

“I be firefighter” exclaims Ethan quite frequently. He puts on a hat, wraps any cord or string he can find over his shoulder as his radio, and runs around the house saving people. We were planning a firefighter costume…  until … Continue reading

Pinteresting… unsafe sleep

The issue of children passing away due to unsafe sleep practices continues to make headlines – and for good reason.  Montgomery County alone sees roughly one baby pass away every 6 weeks due to unsafe sleep practices. For as many … Continue reading

Are seat belts a hidden danger?

You’ve probably had it happen to you.  You are driving, quickly stop and your seat belt “locks” into place, getting tighter and tighter, requiring you to unbuckle and rebuckle the seat belt. Seat belts are designed to do this for … Continue reading

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