Safe Kids Howard County
As a member of the national Safe Kids campaign, Safe Kids Howard County serves as a grassroots effort to prevent childhood injuries.
Coordinator: Terri Taylor
General Information: [email protected]
Child Safety Seats
Safe Kids Howard County educates parents and caregivers on the selection and installation of appropriate child passenger restraints. To schedule an appointment to have your car seat checked by a Child Passenger Safety Technician, click here.
Other Focus Areas
Safe Kids provides speakers to groups and organizations on childhood injury areas. The coalition is always looking for new and innovated ways to convey the important facts that parents, grandparents, and caregivers need to provide a safe environment for the children of Howard County.
The "safety in and around cars” program demonstrates the hazards of trunk entrapment, a child being left alone in a car, and “backover” incidents.
The coalition also teams up with PTAs, recreation programs, and community associations to set up “Bicycle Safety Rodeos.” Rodeos consists of bicycle safety tips, proper helmet adjustment, care of the bike, and rules of the road. The participants travel through stations where they are taught hand signals, looking around obstacles, riding on the right and control of their bicycles.
Other injury areas that the coalition addresses:
- Pedestrian safety
- Fire and burn safety
- Poison safety
- Fall safety
- Home safety and safety surveys
- Fire arm safety
- Water safety