17th Annual Kent County Safe Summer Day
For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Wojcik
June 11, 2015 (302) 985-1330 (c)
17th Annual Kent County Safe Summer Day Set for June 13th
SAFE KIDS Delaware among more than 50 participants
Camden, DE – Are you looking for a fun, free, family-oriented way to start off your summer? The Seventeenth (17th) Annual Safe Summer Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be held at Brecknock Park in Camden, Delaware. This event will bring approximately 50 safety and health professionals together to ensure the community has a great start for the summer season. Many of SAFE KIDS Delaware’s member organizations are participating in this event.
Safe Summer Day will feature a variety of interactive displays, a free child safety seat check event, the Dover Air Force Base smoke house, child fingerprinting, demonstrations by the Delaware State Police K-9 unit at 11 and 12:30, and a vehicle extrication demo at 1:00pm. Vendors will distribute safety and health related information on topics such as water, boating, and pool safety, bicycle and other traffic injury prevention topics, fall prevention, fire safety, asthma, cardiac safety, substance abuse prevention and safety around animals.
There will also be a dunking booth, and food vendors present! At noon, there will be a patriotic presentation to recognize our local military and first responders.
Kent County Safe Summer Day is sponsored by Kent County Levy Court through its Department of Parks and Recreation, and planning for the event is supported by the following organizations: Delaware Office of Highway Safety, Delaware State Fire School, Delaware State Police, Dover A.F.B. 436th AW, Dover A.F.B. 512th CES, Kent County EMS, Kent County Fire Police Association, Kent County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, and Safe Kids Delaware.
The following vendors are scheduled to participate in Kent County Safe Summer Day: American Legion Ambulance; Bath Fitter; Bayhealth Medical Center; Bayhealth Trauma Services; Cheswold Ladies Auxiliary; Citizens' Hose Company Auxiliary; DAFB; DelDOT; Delaware Animal Care and Control/FSAC – SPCA; Delaware Council on Gambling Problems; Delaware Division of Alcohol Tobacco Enforcement (DATE); Delaware Electric Cooperative (bucket truck); Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA); Delaware Emergency Nurses Association; Delaware Office of Highway Safety; Delaware Safety Council; Delaware Quitline; Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office; Delaware State Fire School; Delaware State Police K-9; DSP Troop 3 Explorers (assisting); Domestic Violence Coordinating Council; Dover/Kent County MPO; Dover YMCA; Eagle Cadet Squadron Civil Air Patrol; Felton Fire Company; First State Community Action Agency; Gift of Life; Help Me Grow/211; Houston Fire Company; Highmark Health Options; Kent County Auxiliary Life Safety Committee; Kent County EMS Command Post; Kent County Fire Police; La Esperanza; La Red Health Center; Matthew Krug Foundation; Mobile Crisis Intervention; New Directions Early Head Start; USPCD- Miss Utility; Nemours/ AIDHC; Nemours Health & prevention Services and Kent Kids; PNC Bank; Puroclean; Rite Aid Pharmacy; Scott Vogel; US Coast Guard Auxiliary; Westside Family Healthcare.
For more information on Safe Kids Delaware visit our website at www.safekidsde.org
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About Safe Kids Delaware
Safe Kids Delaware works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Delaware is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Its members include State and County agencies, the Fire Service, EMS, Parks and Recreation, and more. For more information on SAFE KIDS national programs and priority areas, visit www.safekids.org