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April 15, 2000
Safe Kids of Washington County will be at the Williamsport Redmen Club, 16129 Lappans Road, today from noon to 3 p.m. for child safety seat inspections. Statistics show that 80 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Those who come to the Redmen Club will get instructions on how to install the seats correctly.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | May 8, 1999
On Saturday, four-year-old Grant Carbaugh learned some valuable lessons, including how to approach someone else's pets safely and what to watch for at grandparents' homes. The learning came at the third annual Safe Kids Gear Up Games at Valley Mall in Halfway. "It was very interesting and informative," said Grant's father, Mike. He said he thought his son learned a great deal. They didn't know about the event, but chanced on it while shopping and decided to stop, he said.
NEWS
May 19, 1998
A free child safety seat check will be available Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Halfway Volunteer Fire Co., 11114 Lincoln Ave. Trained personnel will be on hand to make sure seats are positioned and fastened properly. The event is sponsored by Safe Kids of Washington County in conjunction with Emergency Medical Services and Buckle Up weeks.
NEWS
September 2, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Community Rescue Service takes its mission of protecting children very seriously. And now the CRS ambulances are equipped to better serve those young patients. Thanks to Safe Kids of Washington County, all CRS ambulances are now equipped with five-point child safety seats, according to Brent Bankson, a CRS paramedic. The upgrade came about when Bankson called Safe Kids director Beth Kirkpatrick at Washington County Hospital. "Brent called and said he was interested in the work of Safe Kids of Washington County," Kirkpatrick said.
NEWS
October 18, 1998
Mom is keeping kids safe By TERRY TALBERT / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Kim Buchanan has turned her kids into "little safety terrorists. " The 29-year-old mother of four is obsessed with preventing kids from getting hurt, and it has rubbed off on them. "We have a stick with a sign that says 'Buckle Up!' on it, and the kids hold it up in the car when we see someone without their seat belt on," she said. "I told them there are probably times when that isn't such a good thing to do. Some people get upset.
NEWS
August 5, 1998
Join in the fun The Robinwood Encore Players will have an Olde Tyme County Fair Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the grounds surrounding Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College. The fair will run in conjunction with the group's production of "Charlotte's Web. " Proceeds from both events will benefit the HCC Alumni Association's amphitheater project. Activities will include: HEIGHT="6" ALT=" " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> entertainment by Rohrersville Band HEIGHT="6" ALT=" " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> rides and games by Shady Oaks Ponies and Amusements HEIGHT="6" ALT=" " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Child ID Day sponsored by Antietam Cable Television, Farmers and Merchants Bank of Hagerstown, Hagerstown Police Department and Hagerstown Jaycees HEIGHT="6" ALT=" " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> a display by Safe Kids of Washington County HEIGHT="6" ALT=" " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Adopt-a-Pet, offered throughout the day by Washington County SPCA HEIGHT="6" ALT=" " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> pictures with the cast of "Charlotte's Web" Food will be available.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- One little girl remained patient and content while being strapped into three vehicles on Sunday at the Chambersburg Fire Department event offering free evaluations of car seats. Other children fussed or cried in the 45 minutes it takes certified technicians to check the seats, complete paperwork and talk to adults about effective ways to utilize the restraints. Technicians evaluated about a dozen seats during the event. The five people who have been certified have worked with more than 100 people in the past two years, according to Jackie Umberger, a technician who works with the Franklin County, Pa., chapter of Safe Kids.
NEWS
May 3, 2009
Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 18th annual Kids Alive Fest, Open House/Community-Safety Day, Saturday, May, 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children's Village campus, 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. Two area youngsters will be inducted into the Children's Village Life Safety Hall of Fame at a ceremony beginning at 12:15 p.m. The students are being honored for implementing skills they learned and practiced at Children's Village to properly handle their family emergencies.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2012
In the wake of the release of decades of confidential sexual-abuse allegations within the Boy Scouts of America, a local Scouting official said Friday that the organization remains committed to protecting youth and providing a safe environment above all else. “Safe-guarding the Scouts is the number one priority for the Scouting organization,” said Mark Barbernitz, Scout executive for the Mason-Dixon Council of the BSA, which oversees approximately 2,300 kids and about 100 troops of Scouts in Washington County as well as parts of Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.
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NEWS
May 3, 2009
Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 18th annual Kids Alive Fest, Open House/Community-Safety Day, Saturday, May, 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children's Village campus, 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. Two area youngsters will be inducted into the Children's Village Life Safety Hall of Fame at a ceremony beginning at 12:15 p.m. The students are being honored for implementing skills they learned and practiced at Children's Village to properly handle their family emergencies.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- One little girl remained patient and content while being strapped into three vehicles on Sunday at the Chambersburg Fire Department event offering free evaluations of car seats. Other children fussed or cried in the 45 minutes it takes certified technicians to check the seats, complete paperwork and talk to adults about effective ways to utilize the restraints. Technicians evaluated about a dozen seats during the event. The five people who have been certified have worked with more than 100 people in the past two years, according to Jackie Umberger, a technician who works with the Franklin County, Pa., chapter of Safe Kids.
NEWS
June 12, 2008
HANCOCK - Safe Kids Washington County will conduct a car seat checkup at Douglas Motors in Hancock from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The event is being held in conjunction with the Washington County Health Department, Washington County Hospital and Community Rescue Service. The Safe Kids program teaches children and caregivers about the proper use of child seats and safety belts, and about the dangers and hazards that exist in and around a vehicle. The program offers parents and caregivers hands-on instruction in installing car seats and booster seats, and presents interactive educational programs for children age 14 and younger.
NEWS
May 9, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Safe Kids Chapter and Kim Domer's State Farm Insurance office are cosponsoring Safe Kids Day Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Open Door Church & Cumberland Valley Christian School, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg. The day will highlight the "3 Ps of Safety" - Proper Use of Equipment, Preparedness for Emergencies and Planning for everyday life. Activities will be held for ages 12 and younger and their families. Car seat checks will be available for ages 8 and younger.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 19, 2006
TRI-STATE - Of all of the memories students might have of riding school buses, chances are good none of those memories involves being bullied by another child wielding a seat belt buckle. A propensity for violence among some children is one of the many considerations school personnel must make when deciding whether to install seat belts on school buses. A recent report indicates that nationwide, school bus-related accidents send 17,000 children to emergency rooms each year, more than double the number in previous estimates that only included crashes.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 28, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com The State Highway Administration and AAA Mid-Atlantic are urging motorists to slow down this Halloween and parents to teach their children about pedestrian safety to avoid collision during trick-or-treat hours. As an extra precaution, the State Highway Administration is allowing people to borrow reflective vests, without cost, to place over children's costumes. State Highway Administration spokeswoman Adrienne Cousler said Washington County residents will be able to pick up the vests between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, at its area site - 18320 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive, near Interstate 70 and Md. 65. "We ask that, since they're borrowed out, people bring them back in a timely manner," Cousler said.
NEWS
April 15, 2000
Safe Kids of Washington County will be at the Williamsport Redmen Club, 16129 Lappans Road, today from noon to 3 p.m. for child safety seat inspections. Statistics show that 80 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Those who come to the Redmen Club will get instructions on how to install the seats correctly.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | May 8, 1999
On Saturday, four-year-old Grant Carbaugh learned some valuable lessons, including how to approach someone else's pets safely and what to watch for at grandparents' homes. The learning came at the third annual Safe Kids Gear Up Games at Valley Mall in Halfway. "It was very interesting and informative," said Grant's father, Mike. He said he thought his son learned a great deal. They didn't know about the event, but chanced on it while shopping and decided to stop, he said.
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