Keeping Kids Safe Inside and Out of the Home

Bridge Street

Kids get hurt most during the summer but National Grid and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital are trying to change that at their inaugural “Passport to Safety” event to help promote safety inside and out of the home.

The community event will feature exhibitions on Fire Safety, Swimming and Water Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Home Safety, and Playground Safety. National Grid is committed to keeping families safe and is excited to partner with Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital as they celebrate 10 years of providing care to children and families in our region.

“It’s really about children’s safety and it’s important for National Grid, it’s important for the health, safety, and well being of our customers,”  said Virginia Limmiatis, National Grid Spokesperson.

“During the summer time, there is the largest increase of traumatic injuries to children whether it is motor vehicles, pedestrian injuries, or bike injuries,” said Elizabeth Sapio, Golisano Event Coordinator. “ So simple things like talking about distracted driving, talking about putting a helmet on your head and having it fit correctly, those are the tools we hope to give at our outreach and our event.”

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Every children will receive a “passport to safety” and at each safety station they visit their passport will be stamped. Once that passport is complete children can enter it to win free raffle prizes. There will also be utility vehicles, fire trucks, food vendors and live demonstrations on what to do regarding electricity and gas emergencies.

“Passport To Safety” is happening on Wednesday, August 7th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Burnet Park, 300 Coleridge Avenue, Syracuse.

For more information you can visit their Facebook page at “Passport to Safety”.

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