Teaching Teens With I/DD Fire Safety: Classroom Plans and Modules

Effective fire prevention and survival skills—life skills that can protect young lives now and in their future lives—are more than school fire drills, a session of stop, drop and roll, or a mention of pot holders during a cooking lesson. Children and teens with intellectual disabilities are at higher for preventable injuries, including fire and …CONTINUE READING

Healthy Cooking Should Be Fire-Safe Cooking

Cooking is the most common cause of home fires. Foodlink, a regional food bank serving 10 counties in Greater Rochester, New York, has partnered with Prevention 1st to incorporate safety into its Cooking Matters courses that help families learn about healthy cooking.

Through support from Wegmans Food Markets and Community Health Strategies, Prevention 1st has …CONTINUE READING

Free Fire Safety Resources for Vulnerable Populations

Young children and people with developmental disabilities are among those at highest risk from fire. At the Mississippi Fire Chiefs’ Conference, fire chiefs learned how to protect these vulnerable groups even when budgets for preventive education are limited.

The state of Mississippi had the highest average fire death rate in the five most recent years.[i] …CONTINUE READING

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

 

When we think of preventable injuries, we may not think of our ears. But hearing loss is a growing health issue for both adolescents and older Americans, with 48 million people nationwide suffering from hearing loss.

The good news is that noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable. Take these tips from the National …CONTINUE READING

At Sunshine Camp Training Kids Learn Safety While Having Fun

At the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus, children and young adults with disabilities enjoy all the typical summer camp experiences like swimming, archery, nature hikes, and—learning to stay low under smoke? Yes!

This year, campers got interactive hands-on safety sessions with Prevention 1st trainers, practicing essential survival skills using realistic props like doors and windows, …CONTINUE READING

Safe Swimming

Swimming can be one of the great joys of a child’s summer. But its important to be vigilant around water, and not just at the beach. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children 14 and under. And for children ages 1 to 4 its the leading cause. The majority of …CONTINUE READING

Sparklers

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Many people don’t think of sparklers as a hazard, and readily hand them to children. In the states that permit their sale, sparklers and some other fireworks of comparable strength such as party poppers have been labeled “safe and sane” by their advocates. But the National Fire Protection Association flatly states: …CONTINUE READING

Who Needs Injury Prevention Education? Everyone!

5th- and 6th-Graders at Hillel Community Day School learned about home safety to teach their schoolmates.

Sometimes when we at Prevention 1st explain our focus on home safety and injury prevention, we get a puzzled look that says: “Really? Who needs that?”

Just a few of the requests for training we’ve received recently, which …CONTINUE READING

Renaissance Academy Kids: We Will Play Safe!

Bob Crandall, Matt Sauers and Ken Schultz knew for sure they’d had a good day when they were presented with a thank-you card as they left Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts. In their card, the first-grade class of Mrs. King and Mrs. Washington assured the trainers: “We will play safe!”

They’d spent the …CONTINUE READING

17 Quick, Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Stay Safe at Home

“Safe at home.” It’s how we feel when we close the door behind us at the end of a long day. But how often do we take a moment to make sure we truly are as safe as we feel in our own homes? Preventable injuries — including home fires and burns, household poisons, drowning …CONTINUE READING