First responders host event aimed at keeping kids safe this summ - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

First responders host event aimed at keeping kids safe this summer

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RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) -

Preventing injuries was the focus of the Kids Summer Safety Event at Northpark Mall Tuesday.

The Ridgeland Fire and Police Departments hosted the event with the Mississippi Department of Health and SafeKids Mississippi.

Parents were offered tips on car seat, water and heat safety.

According to Safe Kids Mississippi, the summer months are considered "trauma season" due to an increase in outdoor activities.  It's important for parents to teach their children to take certain safety precautions while playing indoors and outdoors. 

Parents are also encouraged to help their children learn to swim and to take water safety seriously.

For more summer safety tips, log on to www.safekids.org.

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