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My Dad is a retired Air Force Brigadier General, and over the course of his 28-year military career he taught countless pilots how to fly fighter jets. His favorite airplane, the F-15, weighs 45,000 lbs., can fly 1,875 mph, and costs about $80 mil. And, unlike driving a car, mistakes tend to have all-or-nothing consequences. There are no minor fighter jet accidents.
Following tragic death, safety advocates remind caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car and to be on the lookout for children left in cars
Fort Worth, Tex. – As temperatures continue to rise, government officials and health professionals today joined Safe Kids Tarrant County, led by Cook Children’s, at Tarrant County Public Health to discuss ways to prevent child deaths and injuries from heatstroke in hot cars.
Who doesn’t love a good vacation? I know I do. One of my favorite things to look forward to is my family’s summer vacation. We almost never go to the same place twice (there were those three consecutive visits to a water park lodge, but that doesn’t count because who gets tired of water slides?)
In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has just a few days left to act on a piece of legislation (S 6523) making kids safer in and around cars. The bill would require children under the age of 2 to be placed in a rear-facing car seat unless the child exceeds the size and weight limits of the car seat set by the manufacturer.
A car crash happens so quickly, but the pain can last forever, especially when it’s the pain of losing a child. Last April, 5-year-old Jason Santamaria went for a drive with his Aunt Florencia. Based on Jason’s size and weight, the safest place for him to ride was in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat of the car. However, Florida is one of only two states that doesn’t have a booster seat law (South Dakota is the other). So instead, Jason was sitting in the front seat, wearing a standard seat belt.
SPECIAL ALERT ON CAR SEATS
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of kids’ oriented products. While it is important to keep aware of all recalls, Safe Kids urges you to pay particular attention to ones in red, as they are associated with one or more deaths. Please note: Safe Kids is now emphasizing especially important recalls at the beginning of the listings (in italics).
There’s lots of great ways to enjoy the winter. Sledding, ice skating, and the chance to wear big puffy coats and heavy boots. Of course, there’s also winter weather to consider and so far, we’ve seen it all: cold, wind, snow, and some sunny days too. Now that we’re about halfway through such an unpredictable winter, we thought it might be a good time to give you 5 things to think about when it comes to keeping your family safe.
When Brooke Ice was 10 months old, she was in a terrible car crash. The car was totaled, her mom, Michele, was in a coma for three days, but Brooke, whose car seat had recently been checked by a certified child passenger safety technician, was unharmed.
In this video, you’ll see how Brooke has grown into an amazing young adult. She’s a firefighter, is training to be an EMT, and has dedicated her life to helping others.
As a kid growing up in Massachusetts, I remember a lot of cold winters and snowy days. But this is one of the coldest winters I can remember in my adult life. Many parts of the country are enduring record cold winters, and according to our furry groundhog friend, it’s not over yet.