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Safe Kids Kansas is a 501c(3) charitable organization and is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. The designated lead agency for Safe Kids Kansas is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 

Don’t Be Scared…Be Prepared
Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 2-6

Safe Kids Kansas reminds families that severe weather can happen any time of year.  It’s important to develop an emergency plan for severe weather in advance and practiceit often with your children, just as you do for other emergencies, such as a house fire. Be sure to discuss what steps to take in different environments, such as home, work, school or outdoors.

Assemble an emergency disaster kit in advance. If you need to take shelter, be sure every family member puts on hard-soled footwear and take your emergency disaster kit with you.

Suggested items to include in your emergency kit include:

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  • non-perishable food items and water;
  • a manual can opener if your kit contains canned food;
  • blankets or sleeping bags;
  • a change of clothing for each family member;
  • a first-aid kit;
  • prescription medications;
  • sun block;
  • a flashlight and batteries;
  • a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather radio;
  • a set of car and house keys;
  • a whistle to signal for help;
  • a highway map that marks the counties to follow the storm;
  • identification and a credit card or cash;
  • and, any specific items you may need for children such as diapers or formula.

Additional supplies and equipment may be necessary for family members with disabilities or medical conditions.

Don’t forget your pets will also need supplies, including food, water, collars and leashes. For smaller animals you may want to have a crate or a cage to help keep them safe and close.

Remember:
A severe thunderstorm or tornado WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe weather to develop.
WARNINGS mean severe weather is imminent, and you should take shelter and follow your safety plan right away.

Just a little planning can go a long way in keeping your family safe during severe weather.

 

Child Car Seats


Are you interested in becoming a Car Seat Technician?

Click here to find out how.

Looking for a car seat inspection or distribution program in Kansas?  Visit www.kansascarseatcheck.org for a list of resources near you.

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Product Safety Recalls

Your Online Resources for Recalls

To check for product safety recalls please visit www.recalls.gov your online resource for recalls.


What Can You Do?


What’s Going On?

  • Safe Kids Kansas Strategic Plan 2012-2014: The three-year strategic plan for Safe Kids Kansas was developed during retreats held in 2008 for the full coalition membership, local affiliates and board/staff.  It highlights eleven goals set for Safe Kids Kansas and discusses unintentional childhood injury risk areas. 
  • 2012 State Needs Assessment
  • Annual Report: A summary of activities and programs
    - 2013