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Swim Classes Pivotal Tool in Reducing Child Drowning; Low-Cost Slots Available


The manager of patient care services at Tucson Medical Center’s emergency room knows all-too-well the tragedy that can strike when water and kids mix without the proper supervision. That helps explain why her 7-year-old nephew is enrolled in swim classes for the third year in a row. “Our family feels that you can never take enough precautions since drowning is…

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Free Pool Inspections for a Safer Summer

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“Sometimes, when you live somewhere and see the same surroundings all the time, you don’t recognize the factors that could impact safety,” said Safe Kids coordinator Yomaira Diaz. If you’ve got a pool (even the inflatable above ground kind) call Safe Kids Tucson. SKT provides free pool safety checks to help homeowners prevent water-related accidents.The Free Pool Inspection program was launched…

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Free Booster Seat Distribution Thursday

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With a new state law requiring booster seats for children between the ages of 5 and 8 years, families are invited to a free booster seat distribution Thursday, May 24. TMC for Children, the proud lead agency of Safe Kids Tucson, is joining with the Tucson Police Department to offer 150 free booster seats to families at the Santa Cruz…

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Keeping Them Safe – National Poison Prevention Week

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As National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) approaches, Safe Kids Tucson reminds us to make sure we store hazardous materials – such as medication – out of children’s reach. Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and under. Poison control centers in the United States receive 1.2 million calls as a result of…

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Buckle Up with Safe Kids

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Proper use of car seats for all passengers, both young and old, saves lives, but being buckled in isn’t enough. Proper use and installation of restraints is essential. Recent statistics from Safe Kids USA tell a horrifying story, 85% of child car seats are improperly installed. Earlier this year, with the addition to our family of another child, and after…

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Countdown to a Safe Halloween

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Like many households with young children the countdown to Halloween in our home actually started when the stores began to deck everything in orange and black. Pumpkin decoration, costumes, candy and staying up late, what is there not to love about Halloween from a child’s perspective? This year, our family is actually venturing out into the neighborhood to trick or…

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C is for Classes

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Every year, the Safe Kids Tucson coalition partners with local elementary schools to teach over 700 second-grade students about the ABC’s of water safety with the Water Safety is for YOU! curriculum. At the end of the semester, those 700 students convened at the City of Tucson’s Edith Ball Aquatic Center to celebrate, explore and to review water safety with the partners…

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