Safe Kids Hosts Emergency Preparedness Day for Children
Media Contact: Hollye Staley, 859-323-6363
LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 22, 2005) − Safe Kids Fayette County will host an emergency preparedness day Monday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lowe's located at 4055 Nichols Park Drive in Lexington at the intersection of Man 'O War and Nicholasville Road.
Members of the police, fire and ambulance departments will be on hand to talk with children about what represents a real emergency, teach them what they should do in an emergency situation and help them become familiar with what will happen. Children will be able to see these departments in uniform and take a look at their emergency vehicles. A 911 call simulator will be available for children to practice making a 911 emergency call.
Activities will be geared toward ages 4-10 and all children will receive an activity book. The goal of the activities is to teach children what to do in an emergency and become familiar with who will show up to help.
Safe Kids Fayette County, led by Kentucky Children's Hospital, is part of the National Safe Kids Campaign, the first and only national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury - the number one killer of children ages 14 and under. More than 300 state and local Safe Kids coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico make up the Campaign.
For more information, contact the Safe Kids Fayette County office at 859-323-1153.