Keep Calm and Carry Baby: A Brief Stroll Through Carriage Safety

Whether you’re a mommy-to-be, or a seasoned soccer dad of six, finding the right stroller for both you and your little one isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, it can be a pretty time-consuming process. Not only are there different types of transport systems, but there’s also an ever-lengthening list of addons, [...]

2019-02-01T16:01:36+00:00April 27th, 2018|Baby Safety, Stroller Safety|0 Comments

Cheerleading Accident Prevention

While a cheerleading accident may not be as likely to happen as an accident in a football or basketball game, cheerleading injuries tend to be more severe. Injuries from cheerleading make up more than half the catastrophic injuries in female athletes. According to the National Safety Council there were 35,894 cheerleading injuries treated in hospital emergency [...]

Going Trick or Treating? Practice Halloween Safety!

Halloween is an exciting time of the year for both children and parents, as it is a holiday that includes fun activities like dressing up, eating sugary goods, and trick-or-treating! While Halloween is a great tradition, it is important to take precaution to avoid injuries. Halloween night brings about trick-or-treating; where children stroll through near [...]

Recent dog bite injury? Avoid serious infections!

Did you know that one in every five dog bites require medical attention [1]? A dog bite injury can cause serious infections, require antibiotic treatment and sometimes hospitalization. Take the following steps if bitten: Stop the bleeding with a towel. Wash the infected area with a cloth, soap, and water. Cover the injury with a [...]

“Are you the parent of a young driver? Ventura County Start Smart is for you!”

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has developed statewide free classes to raise awareness and diminish the number of teen-related accidents. Ventura County Start Smart classes, taught by a local police department, aim to help young teen drivers and their parents fully comprehend the responsibilities of being a licensed driver. Topics discussed in the class [...]

Pedestrian Safety: How to Avoid Being Another Statistic

School is about to start, the sun is shining bright, and pedestrians are crawling the streets of Ventura County. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (2014), on average a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes [A]. Pedestrian safety is important knowledge for both drivers and pedestrians. [...]

Summer Pool Safety: Avoid Pool-Related Accidents

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among young children ages 1-4 [A]? A fun summer day at the pool can bring upon unfortunate consequences if the necessary precautions are not taken. Avoid pool-related accidents this summer: Teach your child to swim: The ability to swim can save your child’s [...]

Child Deaths in Hot Cars On the Rise

Summer is here and temperatures are skyrocketing. Parents say they would never leave their children unattended in a car, yet in a world filled with constant distractions, they sometimes do.  According to the National Safety Council, nearly three times as many children have died after being left in hot cars this year in comparison to this time last [...]

2019-02-01T16:02:10+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Summer|0 Comments