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All Counties: Cribs for Kids Delaware

Cribs for Kids’ is a safe-sleep education program for low-income families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments.
Cribs for Kids’ currently has 250 Partner Programs in 42 states throughout the country which provide a GRACO Pack N Play’ crib and educational materials regarding ‘safe sleeping’ and other important safety tips to protect your baby. Since 1998, through the donation of thousands of cribs, Cribs for Kids’ has been making an impact on the rates of babies dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation.
While educational materials are available to everyone, cribs are distributed based on need. Families will be referred by a physician, nurse, social worker, or case worker.
http://www.nemours.org/service/preventive/crib.html

All Counties: Delaware Injury Prevention Program

The concept of the injury prevention program was introduced in 2000 with a vision that Delaware’s diverse population would be empowered to reduce their risks for injuries by valuing safe choices. The Centers for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention and Control awarded the Office of Emergency Medical Services with a federal grant in 2001. Delaware was one of twenty-eight states participating in the Core States Injury Surveillance and Prevention Program. At present, the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services plays a key role in the advancement of injury prevention in the state. We are committed to actualizing our vision and mission for injury prevention and for serving Delaware’s diverse population. We encourage partnerships and collaborative relationships working together through the Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention to achieve a common goal and support our EMS providers in their injury prevention outreach efforts.
(302) 223-1350
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/ems/injuryprevention.html

All Counties: Delaware Smoking Quitline

If you want to quit smoking, the Delaware Division of Public Health offers the Delaware Quitline’a powerful tool to help adult smokers who are ready to kick the habit.
Trained tobacco specialists staffing the Quitline will assess your needs and explore your best options. Their services include counseling, guidebooks, and for eligible low-income callers, vouchers to purchase stop-smoking aids such as nicotine patches or gum.
1-866-409-1858

All Counties: Office of the Fire Marshall

Office of the State Fire Marshal and directed that regulations, reflecting nationally recognized standards, be promulgated to enhance life safety and property conservation for the citizens of Delaware.
Headquarters Division
1537 Chestnut Grove Road
Dover, DE 19904-1544
(302) 739-5665

New Castle Division
2307 MacArthur Road
New Castle, DE 19720-2426
(302) 323-5375
Sussex Division
22705 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5600
http://statefiremarshal.delaware.gov/default.shtml

All Counties: Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention

The mission of the Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention (OLPP) is to protect the health of Delawareans by preventing childhood lead poisoning and promoting health among children (0 – 6 years of age) through education, safe environments, screening and early intervention.
OLPP accomplishes this mission by:
•    Increasing public awareness of the dangers of lead poisoning
•    Preventing/controlling lead hazards before exposure occurs
•    Universal screening of pre-school children
•    Case management, education and/or environmental investigation for children found lead poisoned.

417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4546

All Counties: Poison Control

The mission of the center is to reduce the number of accidents, severity of injuries, the number of deaths, and the healthcare costs associated with poison exposures.
1-800-222-1222
http://www.chop.edu/service/poison-control-center/home.html

All Counties: SafeKids USA

Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14.
We educate families, provide safety devices to families in need and advocate for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room.  Informational handouts and videos are found on this website and are available for families and healthcare providers.
http://www.safekids.org/

New Castle County: The Delaware Children’s Fire Safety Foundation

The Delaware Children’s Fire Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to conduct, support, and sponsor educational activities intended to eliminate fire related deaths and injuries among the children of Delaware.
The Foundation believes that Delaware children must be taught the skills necessary to protect themselves and others from the hazards of fire. Fire safety education saves lives. Through the Foundation’s educational activities extraordinary things happen, children save their own lives and the life of another during a fire

The Delaware Children’s Fire Safety Foundation
P. O. Box 7767, Wilmington, Delaware 19803
(302) 479-9000

http://www.safetbear.com/foundation/index.html#firesafe

New Castle County: Nemours Safety Store

The Nemours Safety Store, located in the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Main Lobby, helps families learn about injury prevention and purchase itemsnecessary to keep their children secure. Whether you have an infant, toddler, tween or teen, you’ll find low-cost items to keep your family safe.
1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington
(302) 651-4279
http://nemours.org/service/preventive/safetystore.html