More and more calls come through 9-1-1 Dispatch centers across the Nation in kids pushing the screen out or being curious of windows in their homes, causing them to fall down below. Some have received serious injuries, while a few have died.
The Safe Kids Worldwide say that in 2011 alone, there were 2.876,929 fall-related injuries that required ER treatment. In 2010, there were 127 children that died from their fall-related injuries. Kids younger than five years old falling out of windows U.S.-wide annually is 3,300.
Folks, we don’t know about you but to us that’s way too many kids getting hurt from PREVENTABLE injuries. These “accidents” can be so prevented, if parents, caregivers, grandparents, friends, daycare, neighbors and the list goes on that can protect these innocent lives. No one wants to see a child hurt or watch as they fall out of a window.
With this being said, Shoreline Fire Department is giving away FREE Window Guards starting TODAY. You can pick these up from their Headquarters located at 17525 Aurora Avenue N in Shoreline Washington.
Sponsored by | SafeKidsWashington and the Regional Trauma Council.
For more information, you can click this link for details | http://www.stopat4.com/if-kids-could-float.
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