As a parent, you play a crucial role in your children's safety. By giving your children the tools needed to make positive choices about personal safety, you can help them lead safer lives.
Click on the icons below to access fun, interactive activities that you can do with your children. Each icon covers a major risk area addressed in Risk Watch.
|Motor Vehicle Safety|
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths for children 14 and under.
|Fire and Burn Prevention|
Children under five and adults over 65 have the highest fire death rates in the United States.
|Choking, Suffocation and Strangulation Prevention|
IIn 2001, 864 children ages 14 and under died from airway obstruction injuries. Choking (food and nonfood) resulted in 169 deaths in children 14 and under.
Each year in the U.S., nearly 100 children die from poisoning, and more than 1 million are injured by poisonous substances.
In 2002, more than 2.3 million children ages 14 and under are treated in hospital emergency room for fall-related injuries.
|Firearms Injury Prevention|
In 2001, 72 children ages 14 and under died from unintentional firearm injuries, primarily during recreational activities or at home.
|Bike and Pedestrian Safety|
In 2001, 134 children 14 and under were killed in bicycle-related incidents. In 2002, more than 300,000 children were injured.
In 2001, 859 children ages 14 and under drowned. For every drowning, there are three drowning-related injuries that require emergency room treatment.
Risk Watch is being taught in your children's school in cooperation with the Salt River Education Department and the Salt River Fire Department.
It is still important that as a parent you create a "link" between the classroom and your home, reinforcing what your children learn at school. If Risk Watch is taught in your community, these activities will serve as a great introduction for your family.
Data Source: National SAFE KIDS Campaign®
For more information please contact the Salt River Fire Department at: (480) 362-7290