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CAR SEAT CLASS:

The Children’s First Safety Always Car Seat class is a program that consists of a 2-hour lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice installing and using child restraints properly. Two Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will teach the course (the course is offered in both English and Spanish). The car seat fee is based on a percentage of all household income. Participant must fill out the enrollment form and return it to the Division of Health Promotion at least 3 days prior to the class. Someone from the office will call and let the participant know the fee for the seat. The fee will only apply to those who are in need of a child restraint. Participants must attend the full 2-hour program in order to purchase a low cost seat. For more information or to sign up please call 399-7186.

Registration: Call (801) 399-7186

Class Schedule:  Available upon Request

Contact Information:  Jann Fawcett 801-399-7186 or jfawcett@co.weber.ut.us



SAFE KIDS COALITION:

The mission of Safe Kids Weber-Morgan/Safe Communities Coalition is to make the Weber Morgan Health District a safe place for children by preventing injuries and fatalities through:

  1. Raising Community awareness
  2. Promoting safety
  3. Influencing policies
  4. Establishing private and public partnerships
Our partnerships in the community include the following agencies and businesses:  Lead Agency:  Weber-Morgan Health Department, Health Choice Utah, McKay Dee Hospital, North Ogden Police Department, Ogden Bicycle Collective, Ogden Clinic, Ogden City Fire Department, Ogden City Police Department, Ogden Regional Medical Center, OWCAP-Head Start, Roy City Fire Department, Roy City Police Department, South Ogden City Police Department, Staker Parson, Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Highway Safety Office, Utah Safety Council, Weber School District, Weber County Sheriff Office

If you are interested in more information, would like to become a community partner,  or have any questions about The
Safe Kids Weber-Morgan/Safe Communities Coalition, please contact: Jann Fawcett at jfawcett@co.weber.ut.us
801-399-7186 or Elisabeth Hansen at lhansen@co.weber.ut.us

SAFE KIDS DAY:

The goal of Safe Kids Day is to raise awareness about the cause of child injury prevention. Too few parents, kids, and caregivers know that preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids. Safe Kids Day is an educational event for the community that promotes injury prevention, safety awareness and health and wellness in a variety of different areas. Safe Kids Day is an opportunity to bring together organizations to educate the community on important topics pertaining to injury prevention.  This event also has lots of fun interactive activities for kids and families to participate in.  There are free giveaways, entertainment, and much more.  Over the last 4 years we have had over 5000 people attend Safe Kids Day. 

There are many ways to be involved in Safe Kids Day.  One way is through sponsorships.  Sponsorship opportunities are available with various benefits to organizations.  Volunteering is also a great way to get involved and support Safe Kids.  We need and welcome volunteers to help staff the event. And finally, coming out and supporting the event, will help you and your family learn about ways to keep your family safe while having a fun time.  If you would like to be involved in Safe Kids Day

GREEN RIBBON MONTH/WALK TO SCHOOL DAY:
Green Ribbon Month is an annual Utah Pedestrian Safety Program celebrated during the month of September.  The goal of Green Ribbon Month is to help educate the community about the importance of Pedestrian Safety.  The program focuses on having motorist be more aware of school zones, crosswalks, and residential areas.  Drivers pledge to drive with caution in school zones and residential area.  Students pledge to walk on sidewalks, look both ways before crossing the street, and to cross at crosswalks.  Schools provide safety education, assemblies, and other pedestrian safety activities. 
Green ribbons are displayed on signs, cars, people, fences, trees and poles to remind drivers to watch out for children and reduce speed in school zones and residential areas.
Schools can participate by requesting a Green Ribbon Month Packet with information and activities for their school. A limited supply of Green Ribbon Month posters, and green flagging ribbon are available at the Weber Morgan Health Department.  To request a poster, some ribbon, or a packet, please contact Jann Fawcett at jfawcett@co.weber.ut.us 801-399-7186

Packets are also available online at:  http://www.webermorganhealth.org/documents/green_ribbon_packet.pdf

ZERO FATALITIES TEEN DRIVING CLASS:

Description: This is a class 1 ½ hour class offered to high school students and their parents throughout Weber/Morgan Counties.  Classes are taught at the school and are usually arranged through the drivers ed. teachers at the school.  The classes focus on the major causes of traffic related deaths.  They include:  Drowsy Driving, Distracted Driving, Aggressive Driving, Impaired Driving, and Not Buckling Up.  This is an interactive class with examples, stories, and videos about these behaviors. The goal of the class is to help teens and their parents understand the importance of taking the necessary actions to keep everyone safe in the vehicle.  

To learn more about this class, contact Jeri Boren at 801-721-5394.

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HELMETS:

Bicycle and Multi-Sport Helmets are available for sell at the Health Department. The cost ranges between $10-$12 each.
If you would like to purchase one, please schedule an appointment with Jann Fawcett.
Contact:  Jann Fawcett at 801-399-7186 or jfawcett@co.weber.ut.us

POISON CONTROL:

Resources/Information is available at the Health Department on a variety of Poison Control Topics.
Poison Control Display boxes can be checked out to use as a teaching tool. Contact Jann Fawcett for more information.

Contact:  Jann Fawcett at 801-399-7186 or jfawcett@co.weber.ut.us
Visit:  www.utahpoisoncontrol.org for more resources related to poison control.

YELLOW DOT PROGRAM:

Citizens and First Responders working together to save lives.

Visit: www.pulicsafety.utah.gov/highwaysafety/yellowdot.html  for more information.

RECYCLING CAR SEATS
Pro Polymers, Inc. 375 East 400 North in Morgan  Phone: 801-829-4286.

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HELPFUL WEBSITES:

www.safekids.org
www.ut.zerofatalities.com
www.nhtsa.gov
www.publicsafety.utah.gov
www.health.utah.gov
www.usaa.com