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Childhood Safety

Child Safety Toolkits

Great toolkits and handout for family on child safety with topics such as: fire escape plans, car seat safety, safe sleep, burn prevention, toy safety, pool safety, teen driving and youth sports injury prevention. Please click here for toolkits.

PA Traffic Injury Prevention Program

Find out how to install car seats, which is the right one for your family, where to find fitting stations, and more. Click

Car Seat Inspection Finder

Click here to find free car seat inspection stations near you.

Car Seats

Every state requires that infants and children ride buckled up. However, state laws do not always require the safest way to transport a child. More children are still killed as passengers in car crashes than from any other type of injury. Using a car safety seat correctly can help prevent injuries to young children, but it is not as easy as you think. Just a little mistake in how the car safety seat is used could cause serious injury to your child.

Freedom From Fire Safety Resource

Great site to learn about fire safety and get free smoke detectors installed in your home. or here for FREE smoke detectors
Home Safety Plan
Free Smoke Alarms


SIDS (Crib Death) Prevention

Click link beow for info on how to protect abbies from SIDS.
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Lead Information

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III indicates that 4.4% of children ages 1-5 have blood lead levels of 10 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dL) or greater. Levels of 10 ug/dL have been associated with harmful effects on children’s learning and behavior. Ingestion of dust generated by deteriorating lead-based paint (LBP) and renovations of surfaces containing LBP is the leading cause of childhood lead poisoning. Approximately 45% of Pennsylvania housing was built prior to 1950 and is likely to contain LBP. Call 215-685-2797 for more information.

Poison Control Center

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- 800-222-1222

Smoke Detector Hotline

Philadelphia Fire Department’s Smoke Detector Hotline for FREE smoke detectors- call 215-686-1176- Also check out their website for Home Fire Safety Checklist

FREE Home Safety Inspection-Injury Prevention Program City of Phila

A home safety inspection checks out the following: a properly operating smoke detector, carbon monoxide levels, hot water temperatures, improperly placed electrical extension cords and overloaded electrical outlets, loose carpeting, loose stairs, handrails on stairways and grab bars in bathrooms, slippery bathroom surfaces, and improperly placed medication and cleaning chemicals.
In addition, if needed, we distribute free items such as smoke detectors, bath-water thermometers, nightlights, and rubber bath mats. Call 215-685-7441

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety Information

Click here for information on CO safety.

Bike Safety

See link below for Bike Safety tips from the Department of Transportation.

Cribs for Kids (SIDS Prevention)

A program of the Maternity Care Coalition that provides cribs for needy families in Philadelphia to help reduce the deaths due to SIDS and improper sleep environment. Cribs are provided to families who are otherwise unable to purchase one. In addition, Cribs for Kids provides education and training on proper sleep environment to all families receiving a crib, as well as health providers and the public- 215-989-3589

Kohls Safety Center at CHOP

Buy low cost safety products (some free) and pick up free injury prevention information in the lobby of CHOP’s main hospital, 34th and Civic Center Blvd. Call 267-426-5000 for info.
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Gun Safety

By now, you probably know what guns are and what can happen if they fall into the wrong hands. Even though guns are featured in many television shows, video games, computer games, and movies, it’s important to know that real guns are dangerous. Guns are so dangerous that they can hurt or even kill someone you know – including other kids.
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FREE Gun Locks- No questions asked

Call 215-686-3530 or go to for more info or walk into 100 S. Broad Street on the 5th Floor to pick one up, no questions asked. If you have a gun in your house, you need a lock. Don’t kid around. Too many children and families devastated by unsecured guns in Philly.

Quit Line

Pennsylvania’s Free Quitline, 1-877-724-1090, is offered as a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Cancer Society. Based on state-of-the art techniques in smoking cessation, the service provides counseling and structured assistance for individuals who are committed to quitting.

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