Fast Facts

Did You Know

  • Injuries are the leading cause of death for ages 1 to 44 years.
  • Injuries are not accidents.   They are predictable and preventable!
  • More than 400 injured children are admitted to the hospital each year for care at the Pediatric Trauma Center at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


What You Can Do

  • Motor vehicle trauma is the leading cause of injury and death.
  • Four out of five car seats are not installed correctly or are on recall.  Call 531-SAFE for a car seat check location.
  • Make sure children are buckled up to prevent serious injury.
  • The back seat is the safest place for children.


Bike Safety

  • Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 85%.
  • Anyone who rides a bike needs a helmet.
  • Children must be taught the rules of the road.


Fires/Burns

  • Check smoke detector batteries regularly.
  • Store matches and lighters out of the reach of young children,
  • Prevent scald burns by setting water heater temperatures below 120 degrees.


Drowning

  • Do not leave children unattended in a bath tub or home pool, even for a minute.