Safe Kids Placer County successfully links fire, law enforcement, medical and health professionals, and concerned county residents to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.
Safe Kids Placer County is a non profit organization that is funded by the generosity of the community we serve, and hosted at the Roseville Fire Department. We bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments, and volunteers to educate and protect families. Safe Kids Placer County is one of over 600 Coalitions and Chapters of Safe Kids World Wide.
Child Passenger Safety
Kids Can Live With It!
Safe Kids Buckle Up seeks to ensure that all children are appropriately restrained in vehicles. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. children between the ages of 1 and 14. Safe Kids Buckle Up community education includes:
- Checkup events
Safe Kids Placer County hosts at least four checkup events per calendar year. Events are held at highly visible locations where parents would often be driving with their children, such as Babies R Us. The events focus on protecting children in cars as a lifelong commitment. Children take 3 steps - infant seats, toddler seats and booster seats - before graduating to the vehicle safety belt, and we educate the parents on when the children are ready for these steps.
- Inspection stations
Safe Kids Placer County has 6 public safety agencies operating multiple car seat fitting stations. You can make an appointment to have a car seat installation inspected at any of the following public safety agencies:
These agencies are provided with technical help, and any materials that they may need to run their fitting stations. For mor information on car seat installation and inspection, please click on the following links.
Child Safety Seats - Resources in the Sacramento Area
Bicycle Helmet Distribution
- Risk Watch
In conjunction with First Five Placer County, Safe Kids Placer County assesses children who participate in the Head Start Pre-school on their knowledge of Safety.Head Start uses this information to teach the children, using the Risk Watch program, how to be safe.All children who participate in this program receive a bicycle helmet at the end of the school year.
- Holiday Gift Baskets
Each Year, Safe Kids Placer County donates over 200 bicycle helmets to the Auburn Area holiday gift basket program, which distributes toys and gifts to over 500 needy families in the area.
Walk This Way
Safe Kids Worldwide and program sponsor FedEx Express created Safe Kids Walk This Way to teach safe behavior to motorists and child pedestrians. Our goal is to create and create safer, more walkable communities.
Walk This Way Event
Each October, on International Walk to School Day, Safe Kids Placer County coalitions and FedEx Express employees lead children on an interactive learning experience on how to safely walk to school.
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) - Loaning Stations
Safe Kids established 4 fitting stations throughout Placer County and loans out over 60 PDF’s to families.The PFDs are free for use and loaned on the honor system, meaning that we do not take payment or collateral, assuring that all families regardless of income, can take advantage of our program.
You can find loaner stations at:
Members of Safe Kids Placer County:
- Provide educational programs for children and families
- Offer safety device distribution events
- Staff SAFE KIDS informational booths at community events
- Formulate coalition activities and events
- Influence legislation related to safety
To become involved with Safe Kids Placer County contact:
SAFE KIDS Placer County
Roseville Fire Department
401 Oak St. #402
Roseville, Ca. 95678