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Safe Kids Lancaster County

Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is the lead agency for Safe Kids Lancaster County. We are a member of Safe Kids Worldwide which is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.  Visit www.safekids.org for more information.

Our local coalition, including volunteers from all sectors of the community, provides education and resources for families that focus primarily on farm safety and child passenger safety. We strive to help people understand the importance of making safe, healthy choices from an early age.

Free Car Seat Safety Checks Available:

Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

Certified technicians can help you learn how to correctly install your car seat for FREE. Regularly scheduled car seat checks are available on the second Saturday of every month. To schedule an appointment, register online.

Farm and Family Safety Day Events:

Each year, Safe Kids Lancaster County and Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine hold Farm and Family Safety Days that are free and open to the public to help prevent and reduce the number of farm-related injuries.

Families are encouraged to attend the event where community partners teach practical safety measures that can be used on the farm and at home. Presentations are geared to all age levels. Attendees rotate through interactive educational stations to learn about safety topics.

Events rotate throughout Lancaster County and take place on Saturdays in June.  Click here to register.

For more information contact Natalie Oster at noster3@lghealth.org.

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