To help you keep your kids free from harm, here are some safety tips from the Cosumnes Fire Department and Safe Kids Worldwide.
Make sure your child’s school has up-to-date information on recalled toys and children’s products. Schools, daycare providers and parents can receive recall information by fax, email, or in the regular mail free of charge by calling the Consumer Product Safety Commission hotline at 800-638-2772, or visiting the organization’s web site.
August is designated as Back-to-School Safety Month. Cosumnes Fire Department would like to remind motorists to be extra careful at all times. Back to school means more kids are back on the streets. Parents and kids both need to remember how to stay safe during this busy time of year. Accidents can be prevented if parents are on the lookout for potential hazards.
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October.
Cosumnes Fire Department encourages the community to participate in your school’s Walk To School Day. This annual event is fun, provides physical activity, reduces air pollution, reduces traffic congestion, and improves neighborhood connections.