Preventable injuries Keeping children safe is an investment—in their lives and in the future of our world. With education, resources and better laws to protect our children, we are making a difference in Kitsap County.
Saving young lives Safe Kids Kitsap, founded in January of 2001, is engaged in multiple efforts to reduce preventable injuries. We are focused on the needs and safety of Kitsap County residents and have made a difference by:
Distributing over 2,000 custom-fit bicycle helmets every year
Checking approximately 100 child car seats every month
Making life jackets available through free loaner programs and kiosks
Assisting families with obtaining car seats through a low-income program that’s supported largely by donations
Participating in community safety events across the county
Acting as a community advocate to prevent unintentional childhood injury
Supporting Kitsap Safe Kids coalition Get involved as an individual or organization by:
Attending monthly meetings
Joining our email list
Requesting training in helmet fitting, car seat checking or other safety skills
Making a financial contribution
Lending your expertise or skills to the effort
Protecting your children from injury For children under age 14, unintentional injuries are the #1 cause of death and hospitalization. Many of these tragedies could be avoided; in fact, a full 90% are preventable.
Insist that your child wear a properlyfit helmet on every bike, scooter, and skateboard ride.
Make sure that your child is buckled-up in the appropriate restraint system when riding in a car.
Install and maintain smoke alarms in the home. Make a fire escape plan.
Set water heater temperature to 120° F to prevent scald burns.
Supervise children in and near the water; protect them with life-jackets.
Keep guns locked and out of children’s reach.
Keep common household poisons and medicines locked out of children’s sight and reach.