Safe Kids Northeast Florida
THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.
From our popular car seat inspections to education about driveway safety, golf cart safety, hot cars and more, the experts at Safe Kids Northeast Florida are here to help parents with everything they need to know about keeping their kids safe in and around all types of vehicles.
Advocating for children is the most important part of our mission. Through THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s, we reach beyond the walls of the hospital to promote safe and healthy childhoods for all kids in our region.
Want to learn how to install your car seat? Our trained technicians will teach you everything you need to know to make sure your car seat is fitted and installed correctly during a one-on-one appointment. Make an appointment for a free check.
Each year, more than 9,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occurred while they were alone in or around motor vehicles. Many of these preventable injuries occur when drivers are unaware of children near vehicles. Here are some tips for keeping your kids safe around driveways.
Leaving a child alone in a car – whether intentional or accidental – can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke. Learn what you can do to reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.
A Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.
C Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
T Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.More Tips