Around the world, a child dies from an unintentional injury every 30 seconds. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Safe Kids is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, and Children's of Mississippi is the lead agency for Safe Kids in Mississippi.
It is our goal to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths in our state. In connection with Safe Kids Mississippi, we travel the state supporting community events, and we offer a 32-hour, nationally certified course in child passenger safety. The course is open to the public, and also meets certification requirements for those whose jobs specify it, such as law enforcement, firemen, child care providers, labor and delivery hospitals, and others.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 72% of child car seats are misused. To help with this problem, Safe Kids has certified child passenger safety technicians available to educate parents on proper installation of their car seats. Parents can call 601-815-6212 to schedule an appointment or visit www.nhtsa.gov/therightseat to locate the nearest car seat fit station. At the link, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your zip code into the “Location” form at “Car Seat Inspection.”
Additionally, UMMC / Safe Kids offers a car seat inspection station, located at:504 Clinton Center DriveClinton, MS 39056 Phone: (601) 815-6212
If you have questions regarding the safety of your child or are interested in our services and courses, contact our office at (601) 815-6212 or visit Safe Kids for more information.
A few of the important safety topics available on the Safe Kids website include: