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Safe Kids Lancaster County Hosts Two Farm and Family Safety Days in July

6/7/2012 3:01:42 PM

Safe Kids Lancaster County will host two Farm and Family Safety Days on Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, July 21. The Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Highway, in Peach Bottom will host the July 14 event and the Gordonville Fire & EMS Company, 3204 Vigilant Street, in Gordonville will host the July 21 event. Both Safety Days will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dedicated to preventing accidental childhood injury and death for children under age 14 through education, collaboration and advocacy, Safe Kids Lancaster County is comprised of a steering committee of volunteers and representatives from various community organizations, including Lancaster General Health.

The Farm and Family Safety Day events aim to teach practical safety measures that families can apply on the farm and at home through interactive educational presentations.  Families will rotate through safety stations focusing on topics that may include hidden farm hazards, equipment safety, the dangers associated with large animals and other safety topics.

Additionally, Worker Protection Training, a course about reducing the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries among agricultural workers, is being offered for children and adults seeking certification.

Both free Safety Day events include a morning snack, lunch, and safety related materials.  Registration space is limited.  Please contact Leslie Tahsler, at 717-544-3806 or LMTahsle@lghealth.org to register or for more information.  Participants may also call toll 1-888-LGH-INFO or visit www.LGHealth.org/Classes_Events to register.


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