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Halloween Safety Tips from Jessica Mitchell, Safe Kids Pima County


I love celebrating Halloween with my family, but I must admit I feel like I’m holding my breath all evening. Like many Tucson neighborhoods, ours has few street lights and on Oct. 31, kids are EVERYWHERE, often in dark costumes, often zigzagging across the roads to trick or treat. It’s a safety nightmare! Did you know that children are more…

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ACT to prevent heatstroke deaths in cars

ACT now to prevent heatstroke related deaths in cars – What you can do.


Hot summer days across the country have contributed to more than 16 child deaths so far this year from heatstroke when children were alone in vehicles. Safe Kids Pima County reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars, and if you see a child alone in a car, call 911 first and then act to get the child out of the…

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A Practical Baby Shower Gift List for the safety and budget-minded


Are you a practical gift giver? You appreciate the cute onesies and the stuffed animals, but you can’t help but think about the longevity and practical nature of a gift? We have a suggestion list for you and there is something for everyone no matter how limited your budget. “A new car seat and locks for various items around the house such as…

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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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Talking to Young Children About Isabel

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Isabel ‘Isa’ Celis, 6, is missing after being taken from her home in central Tucson just over a week ago. She and her family are in our thoughts and her safe return is foremost in our minds. Even if we turned off the television or switched the channel every time talk of the investigation came on, or hid the newspaper, our…

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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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Being Prepared Sometimes Just Takes an Index Card

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You’ve heard the stories, “Three-year old calls 911 and saves Dad’s life.” We don’t like to think that our children would ever be in that position, but what if? Have you helped your child prepare for a situation like this? Take five minutes, an index card and make a simple sign to help your child in case you’re in a position…

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