Safe Kids Fayette County
Preventable injuries continue to be the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Each year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families are changed forever.
Millions more children are injured every year. In the United States, nearly 9 million children are treated for injuries in emergency rooms each year. These are often serious injuries that can affect them for a lifetime.
Safe Kids Fayette County is a childhood injury prevention program led by Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
Safe Kids Fayette County was established in 1993 as Fayette County Safe Kids Coalition when the University of Kentucky Medical Center signed a contract with the National SAFE KIDS Campaign to become the lead organization.
A steering committee, made up of various area community agencies and organizations, was formed and first met in May 1994. The coalition became the first local community-oriented and community-driven childhood injury prevention program in the area.
Three Safe Kids Car Seat Inspection Stations are available across Fayette County:
- Immanuel Baptist Church
3100 Tates Creek Road
Second Wednesday of each month, 1 – 3 p.m.
- AMR – American Medical Response
1500 Bull Lea Road
Last Monday of each month, 3 – 5 p.m.
- Gethsemane Church of the Nazarene
1725 Bryan Station Road
First Wednesday of every even month, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Parents and caregivers will learn how to buckle up their children in the child safety seat and how to properly install the seat in the vehicle. Seats will be inspected by certified child passenger safety technicians.
There is no charge for inspection.
Kids of all ages are curiously active by nature. Keep safety in mind as busy youth go from one activity to another. Remember to buckle up for every ride, wear a helmet, keep watch while on or around water, and always look both ways when crossing the street.
Find all the safety tips you need to keep kids warm and safe here on our site.