Friday, April 22, 2016

Safe Kids Coalitions Offer Safety Events throughout Utah

(Salt Lake City) – Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death among children ages 0-19. Every year more than 8,000 families in the United States and more than one million families worldwide will lose a child due to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that may affect them for a lifetime.

Safe Kids Utah will join the nationwide Safe Kids Day celebration throughout April and May to teach parents and caregivers how to keep their children safe at home, play, and on the road. “As part of Safe Kids Day, we ask every family to join the #MyHigh5 campaign and choose five things that they can do to keep their family safe, like installing smoke alarms or getting a car seat installed correctly,” said Cambree Applegate, Director of Safe Kids Utah.

As part of the celebration, local Safe Kids coalitions will offer free safety events and car seat checkpoints throughout the state. Events will be held:
  • Tuesday, April 26 – Car seat checkpoint from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Duane’s Food Town (400 S Main St, Fillmore)
  • Wednesday, April 27 – Car seat checkpoint from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mike’s Food Town (270 N Main St, Beaver)
  • Saturday, April 30 – Car seat checkpoint from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cedar City Middle School (2215 W Royal Hunte Dr, Cedar City)
  • Saturday, April 30 – Car seat safety booth from 10 1 p.m. at the Logan City Rec. Center (195 S 100 W, Logan)
  • Wednesday, May 4 –  Booster seat education from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in local pre-schools (395 East Center Street, Moab)
  • Friday, May 6 – Car seat checkpoint, helmet raffle, and a barbeque from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Gus Paulos Chevrolet (4050 3500 S, West Valley City)
  • Friday, May 6 – Car seat checkpoint from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Market (965 N Main St, Nephi)
  • Saturday, May 7 – OHV education course for ages 8+ starting at 9 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office in Hurricane Utah (750 South 5300 West, Hurricane)
  • Saturday , May 7 – Safe Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legacy Events Center (151 S 1100 W, Farmington)
  • Saturday, May 14 – Safe Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newgate Mall (3651 Wall Ave, Ogden)
  • Tuesday, May 17 – Health and safety fair from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Southfield Park (1200 W Midway Lane, Heber City)
  • Friday, May 27 – Bicycle safety clinic from 12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Trailside Park (5715 Trailside Drive, Park City)
  • Saturday, June 4 – Health and safety fair along with car seat inspection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Macey’s (972 N Main St, Tooele)
  • Saturday, June 11 – Safety fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Riverton Hospital (3741 12600 S, Riverton)
  • Thursday, June 16 – Car seat checkpoint from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Timpanogos Hospital (750 W 800 N, Orem)
“Safe Kids Day has one simple, but critical goal – working together as a community to raise awareness about preventable injuries so kids can grow up to do all the great things kids were meant to do,” said Applegate. “These events are a time to celebrate kids and make learning about safety fun.” 

For more information about preventing child injuries and Safe Kids Utah, visit

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Media Contact:
Cambree Applegate
Safe Kids Utah
(o) 801-538-6852 (m) 435-862-8773