The Best Life Jacket Is the One You’re Wearing

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Community Involvement, Kootenai Health, Safe Kids, Volunteer Services|Tags: |

 Safe Kids Supports Life Jacket Loaner Program By Stacie Jones The warmer weather brings boaters from across the region to our beautiful lake here in Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, the joys of boating also bring an increased risk of drownings, especially among children. Safe Kids Kootenai County is aiming to reduce accidental drownings by supplying and [...]

The Best Life Jacket Is the One You’re Wearing

May 4th, 2016|Categories: Kootenai Health, News/Events, Safe Kids|Tags: , |

Safe Kids Supports Life Jacket Loaner Program By Stacie Jones The warmer weather brings boaters from across the region to our beautiful lake here in Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, the joys of boating also bring an increased risk of drownings, especially among children. Safe Kids Kootenai County is aiming to reduce accidental drownings by supplying and [...]

Area agencies partner to reward kids for wearing a helmet

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Community Involvement, News/Events, Safe Kids|Tags: |

Safe Kids Kootenai County partnered with McDonalds to distribute 300 free Happy Meal coupons to local police and fire departments. These agencies are looking for kids wearing their helmets while riding bikes and scooters this fall. “This program allows law enforcement, fire agencies and crossing guards to issue free Happy Meal coupons rewarding those children found [...]

Halloween Safety Tips from Safe Kids

October 30th, 2015|Categories: News/Events, Safe Kids|Tags: |

Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. [...]

Keep your kids safe and prevent heatstroke

July 14th, 2015|Categories: Pediatrics, Safe Kids, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Just a month into summer, the Northwest is already seeing record-breaking temperatures and the effects of extreme heat including heat-related deaths. Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. [...]

Be water wise with Safe Kids Kootenai County

September 9th, 2014|Categories: Kootenai Health, News/Events, Safe Kids|Tags: |

By Andrea Nagel Water is everywhere in the Inland Northwest. Lakes and rivers are some of the area’s most popular destinations and best features and many residents take to boating, swimming and other water sports as soon as the sun comes out. Even though the weather is slowly changing, there is still plenty of time [...]