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

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’s Hope

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.

Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC)

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) founded in 1994, is a coalition of major U.S. manufacturers, importers and retailers of window coverings dedicated to educating consumers about window cord safety. For more info visit their website.

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

This site provides a list of new child restraints and features; new vehicles and Child Safety features; proper tips for installing and using child safety restraints.

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.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an Independent Federal Regulatory Agency. CPSC works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.

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.

Injury Free Coalition for Kids

The vision of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids is that children and families will live in safe communities supported by Injury Free Coalition for Kids centers that have developed hospital-community partnerships working to prevent injury.

National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training and education.

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association exists to advance the interests, growth and well-being of the juvenile products industry through advocacy, public relations, information sharing and business development opportunities.

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.

Poison Center

The mission of the Poison Center is to prevent poisonings, save lives, and limit injury from poisoning. In addition to saving lives, the Center decreases health care costs of poisoning cases.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To this purpose, the AAP and its members dedicate their efforts and resources.

Recalls.gov

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.