NC State Extension

Youth Safety / Injury Prevention Information & Resources

Mecklenburg County 4-H Supports Youth Safety!
We are privileged to provide 4-H safety resources in conjunction with some of our own local partners (Safe Kids Charlotte-Mecklenburg & Charlotte Fire Department) and their youth safety and/or injury prevention programs.

Safety Curriculum & Activities for Youth:
Pedestrian/Bike/Traffic Safety
4-H & Safe Kids Pedestrian & Bike Safety – Safety 1K Curricululm
Pedestrian Curriculum Walkability Checklist
Are You a Distracted Walker?
Walking with SWAG
Traffic Safety: Save Kids Lives – Lessons for Grades 3-5
Traffic Safety: Save Kids Lives – Lessons for Grades 6-8
Pedestrian Poster – Watch for Me Campaign
Road Safety Pledge – Sign Declaration (Offline – Hard copy Option)

Heat Safety
Safe Kids & 4-H Hyperthermia (Heat in Cars) Curriculum
Hyperthermia Pledge Certificate

Home Safety
Home Safety Activity Worksheets
Home Safety Activity – Facilitator Key

4-H ATV Safety Program
http://www.atv-youth.org/

4-H Shooting Sports Program & Safety Video
http://www.4-hshootingsports.org/
http://www.usashooting.org/11-resources/safetytipsandvideo

Partner Resources/Events:
National Fire Prevention Week
CFD highlights fire safety all year, but even more so during National Fire Prevention Week every October. CFD programs vary each year; however, the Annual Fire Prevention Week Bulletin Board Contest for third-graders is the signature event for this week. CFD joins with community partners to bring this program to children. Winners receive cash and in-kind products for their schools. Registration to compete opens each August. To request registration & obtain complete rules contact CFD Fire & Life Safety Education.
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Fire & Life Safety Bowl
The Charlotte Fire Department, Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office, Mecklenburg County Firemen’s Association and many others have proudly conducted the Fire & Life Safety Bowl since 1979. The Bowl consist of public and private Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools that have formed teams (4th and 5th grades) using injury-prevention study materials to compete against each other in a game-show format. The objective is to score as many points as possible by answering questions based on the study materials provided. Thanks to sponsor support, students win prizes and awards. Registration opens in November of each year. To request registration and obtain complete rules contact CFD Fire & Life Safety Education. *4-H provides enrichment activities on the day of the Fire Bowl and sits on the planning committee for this wonderful event both at the local and state levels!

Written By

Photo of Catherine DanielsCatherine Daniels4-H Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development (704) 353-0740 catherine_daniels@ncsu.eduMecklenburg County, North Carolina
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