Some Helpful Resources
Useful websites, and safety and emergency contacts
The International Association For Child Safety (IAFCS)
The International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1997 to promote safety awareness and injury prevention for children. Its membership includes safety professionals across the United States, Canada and Europe who’s business it is to childproof homes. For more info visit their web site.
ChildproofingExperts.com was founded by the childproofing professionals of the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) as a resource for parents, caregivers or anyone seeking real-world, up-to-date information and practical advice for keeping homes, daycares and play facilities safer for young children.
Colin Hope was formed in 2008 after 4 year old Colin Holst tragically drowned in a public pool, with lifeguards on duty and family members present. Our mission is to raise water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning. Drowning is the number 1 cause of accidental death for children under 5 and a leading cause for ages 1–14. While no-one is drown-proof, drowning is preventable.
Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Since 1988, Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 30 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
National Safety Council
The National Safety Council, founded in 1913 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1953, is the nation’s leading advocate for safety and health. Our mission is “to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes.”
National Highway Traffic Safety Association
The “Mission Goes Beyond the Name” at the Austin Fire Department (AFD), a multi-role safety organization. Known as a leader in the fire service, AFD protects lives and property through extensive fire prevention and safety education efforts, in addition to a quick and effective response to emergencies.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. As the world leader in Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and CPR training, we offer the highest-quality courses and training materials available. The “Links in the Chain of Survival” recognize an emergency. Call 9-1-1! Begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Use an AED. Find out more about the links in the Chain of Survival.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
President Bush has asked all federal agencies to streamline communications with the public and improve interagency information sharing in order to enhance public security. Therefore, to provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov — a “one stop shop” for U.S. Government recalls.