Safe Kids Maine programs address a variety of risk areas to children including child passenger safety, bicycle and pedestrian safety, fire and burn prevention, home safety, water safety, sports safety, CPR classes, and more.
Car Seat Checkup Events
With over 90 percent of car seats in Maine installed improperly, Safe Kids Maine conducts numerous free car seat checkup events through the state to educate families on how to safely transport their children. If your business or organization would like to sponsor a car seat checkup event, please contact Safe Kids Maine for more details. For a list of upcoming events, click here.
Child Passenger Safety Classes
Child Passenger Safety Exhibits and Workshops
A variety of exhibit tables and awareness workshops are conducted in collaboration with health and safety fairs as well as parent groups and other formats to raise awareness about child passenger safety.
Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Class
Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification Classes are conducted throughout the state each year. A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician has the knowledge and skills necessary to assist families with the proper installation of car seats in their vehicle. Each course is five days long, using a curriculum developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To learn more about these classes, go to www.maineseatcheck.org
Child Passenger Safety Technical Update
Child Passenger Safety is an ever-changing field. To help keep Child Passenger Safety Technicians current and up-to-date, Safe Kids Maine conducts annual Technical Update classes. These classes provide valuable CEUs (Continuing Education Units) required for recertification. A list of upcoming Technical Update classes can be found at www.maineseatcheck.org
Transporting Children Safely in Child Care
Safe Kids Maine contracts with the Maine Office of Child Care and Head Start to teach classes to licensed child care providers in Maine who transport children. "Transporting Children Safely in Child Care" is a four-hour class coordinated through Maine’s Resource Development Centers (RDCs).
Transporting Children Safely in Ambulances
During ambulance transport, patients are five times more likely to killed in a crash than if they were in a car. Children are especially vulnerable, as the ambulance stretcher is not designed to properly protect them. In collaboration with Maine EMS, Safe Kids Maine developed a curriculum and conducted classes throughout the state to inform emergency medical service providers about safe practices when transporting children.
Safe Kids Maine conducts educational outreach and awareness about the importance of using bicycle helmets and how to fit them properly.
Fire and Burn Prevention
Safe Kids Maine conducts educational outreach to teach children and their caregivers about ways to prevent fires and how to prepare for the possibility of a fire. In 2011, Safe Kids Maine partnered with the Lisbon Fire Department to conduct a Smoke Alarm Education, Distribution and Installation program.
Sports Safety and Concussion Management
Safe Kids Maine advocates for safety while participating in sports and for training and education in the recognition and management of concussions.
Adult, Child, and Infant CPR & Choking
Safe Kids Maine conducts private and public classes for CPR and choking. Private classes are available at your location. Certification classes are an option also.
Program Partners & Sponsors
Maine Chevrolet Dealers Association
... and donations from community members!!
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