Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass is dedicated to preventing unintentional injury to our community’s children.
Around the world, one million children lose their lives as a result of a preventable injury. And millions of children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. When a child dies, or is seriously injured, the lives of families and entire communities are changed forever. But these injuries don’t have to happen. The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they’re preventable. They often occur in predictable ways and can be completely avoided with the right education, awareness and planning.
Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass provides adult education classes in home safety and child passenger safety. We also provide a variety of injury prevention education for ages 3-19. Our public health educators are available to present safety information upon request. Please contact our office for more information.
Our goal is to assist the residents of Sarpy and Cass counties in understanding and implementing strategies to prevent unintentional childhood injury. Through the Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass Coalition, community partners and local organizations join us in that goal. If you are interested in supporting our coalition, please send your name and contact information to [email protected].
Car Seat Installation Appointments
Sometimes installing a car seat can be confusing. Each manufacturer has specific instructions for how to correctly use their car seats. Vehicle manufacturers also have specific “dos and don’ts” when it comes to car seat installations. Because each family has a unique combination of car seats, vehicle makes and models, and child needs, we are happy to help parents/caregivers learn how to correctly use and install their car seats by scheduling a one-to-one installation appointment.
Appointments with our child passenger safety technicians are typically 45 minutes to one hour per car seat. For more information on scheduling, or if you are a Sarpy or Cass County resident and need a grant-funded car seat, please contact [email protected].
Finally, please plan ahead, our appointments frequently fill up 4-8 weeks in advance. Thank you for your interest and commitment to child passenger safety, we appreciate your efforts to make sure the children in our community are riding as safely as possible!
Additional local resources for car seat installation appointments:
- Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha – (402) 955-8090
- Nurture Omaha (service for fee) will come to you – TEXT (402) 915-1559
- Complete Children’s Health - Lincoln (service for fee) – (402) 465-5600
- Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department – (402) 441-8045
- Three Rivers Health Department in Fremont – 402-727-5396
You can call the manufacturer of your car seat as well. Most manufacturers have child passenger safety technicians on staff to help parents and caregivers with car seat questions. Many of them offer video call installation appointments too.
Visit www.safekidsnebraska.org to see a statewide calendar of car seat check events and lots of other helpful resources for child passenger safety.
FREE Car Seat Checks events happening near you, click here to download the flyer.
Online Safety Resources
National Fire Protection Association – help teach your friends, family, or students about fire safety: http://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education
Learn how to properly fit a bike helmet for your child in seconds!: https://www.safekids.org/video/safety-seconds-bike-helmets
Sports Safety 101: Let's Change the Culture of Youth Sports: For more information https://www.safekids.org/sports-safety-101
Heads Up: Safe Brain. Stronger Future. Concussion information for parents and coaches: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/index.html
Safe Kids Worldwide-Simple Steps for Safe Medicine Storage: https://www.safekids.org/embed/28948