Safe Kids Spartanburg: A Community Effort To Keep Our Kids Safe
The children’s experts with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System certainly work hard to care for children who are ill or injured. But we also work hard to make sure the kids in our communities remain safe. We have joined with a variety of local agencies to create Safe Kids Spartanburg. Our special focus: to prevent injuries that are the leading cause of death in children 14 and younger.
Safe Kids Spartanburg, a nonprofit organization, brings together private, public, state and local organizations plus volunteers to keep kids safe. At Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, we work alongside firefighters, law enforcement officers, health educators, parents and other community members to eliminate the top six preventable causes of death of children age 14 and younger:
- Motor vehicle crashes, including those that involve people riding bicycles and walking
- Fire and burns
- Poisoning and choking
To help educate the public about injury prevention, Safe Kids Spartanburg provides safety equipment and safety information as well as hosts bike-safety “rodeos,” car seat checks, CPR classes, and smoke alarm campaigns, for example.
For more information about Safe Kids Spartanburg, please call 864-560-6845.