Safe Kids Program

Safe Kids Washington County is led by Meritus Health, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Programs such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops, and more help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

As Summer temperatures rise, here are some tips to AVOID HEATSTROKE IN CHILDREN

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Facts about Heatstroke

  • On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. In more than half of these deaths, the caregiver forgot the child was in the car.
  • A car can heat up 19 degrees in just 10 minutes. And cracking a window doesn’t help.
  • Young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s.

Antietam Broadband is proud to be a Corporate Roundtable Founder sponsor of the Safe Kids Washington County program.