Don’t miss Kids Safe Saturday being held at the Love Civic Center from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th.
Kid Safe Saturday is sponsored by Think Child Safety and the City of Paris EMS.
The purpose of the event is to get a safety message out to all children in the area and local communities.
“The program provides a safe learning environment for the kids while having fun,” says Chris Shoemate CCEMT-P with the Pairs EMS.
Think Child Safety/Think Senior Safety is an injury prevention program assisting in the reduction of injuries and death among children and senior citizens. Think Child Safety teaches children about 911, car seat safety, gun safety, fire safety, bicycle safety, water safety, CPR and First Aid, and pedestrian safety. The program then provides constant re-enforcement by exposing children to visual reminders and opportunities to practice these skills.
The program was developed in 1989 by City of Paris EMS Paramedic, Stewart Dodson after the tragic loss of nine children in a six-month period.
Soon afterward, Think Child Safety was formally adopted by the City of Paris.
In May 1993, the City of Paris passed a resolution which was accepted and provided Think Child Safety with a registered trademark and logo.
There will be some new and exciting attractions this year for the kids to enjoy, and best of all, the whole program is FREE!
T-shirts will be given to the children who attend, and special appearances will be made by everyone’s favorite “ANDY the AMBULANCE” along with “TERRY the TRAUMASAURUS”.
So far, the Paris PD, Paris Fire Department, Reno PD, PRMC, Quality ER, Signature ER, HealthCare Express, Oncor, Army Corp of Engineers, etc have reserved booths in order to work with the children of our community and teach them the skills and knowledge needed for them to stay safe.