Posted: Aug 27, 2011 5:20 PM by Drew Trafton
Updated: Aug 27, 2011 5:20 PM
BILLINGS- Today marked the 5th annual Safe Kids Yellowstone County Day at Rimrock Mall.
The event saw local law enforcement and several volunteer organizations gather with the goal of educating parents about how to keep their children safe from various hazards.
"We're doing the car seat checks, the fire safety escape planning," said Coordinator for Safe Kids Yellowstone County Koren Bloom. "We're having websites and bullying information being distributed. Water safety information being distributed, we have 'never leave a child alone' and hypothermia education here today. Poison prevention and the prescription drug take back program (are also here). So, there's information on all of the safety and risk areas that are available in Yellowstone County to be distributed to parents in one place."
One of the groups hoping to catch the attention of people all ages was the U.S. Water Rescue Team.
The team spent the day handing out information on tips to stay safe while enjoying large bodies of water.
Volunteer Mike Guy says the safety tips extend to children of all ages.
"The best thing to do is prevent any accidents so we don't have to rescue anybody," said Guy. "You're never too old and you're never too young. People of any and all ages have water accidents, so if we can get to anybody that's great."
Click here to learn more about the Safe Kids program.