Resources

Links

Below are some links that may be helpful. To visit these websites, click on the desired organization below.

Safe Kids Worldwide

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

American Academy of Pediatrics

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Safety Council

The American Red Cross

National Fire Protection Agency

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance

Childhood Injury Research

Pool Safely

Healthy Children

Healthy Children Spanish

Consumer Product Safety Commission (product recalls)

Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign

Child Passenger Safety in California

National Child Passenger Safety Board

National CPS Certification

Statistics

Update as of 9/4/13

34 total submersion incidents

  27 children
  7 adults (Fatality information does not include outstanding SIRF)

Number of non-fatal drownings (survived, but could have neurological issues)

25

Number of fatal drownings

9

Number of submersions per city

  • Adelanto - 1 (fatal, child)
  • Barstow - 2
  • Bloomington - 1
  • Chino - 1
  • Fontana - 1
  • Helendale - 2 (both fatal, both adults)
  • Highland - 1
  • Lake Silverwood - 1
  • Needles - 1
  • Ontario - 9 (3 adult fatal, 6 children non-fatal)
  • Pinion Hills - 1
  • Rancho Cucamonga - 3 (2 fatal child)
  • Rialto - 2
  • San Bernardino - 1
  • Upland - 2 (1 fatal adult)
  • Victorville - 3
  • Wonder Valley - 1
  • Yucaipa - 1

San Bernardino County Drowning Statistics 2012

55 total submersion incidents

  37 child
  18 adult (Fatality information does not include outstanding SIRF)

Number of non-fatal drownings (survived, but could have neurological issues)

46

Number of fatal drownings

9

Number of submersions per city

  • Apple Valley - 4
  • Big Bear - 5
  • Chino - 3
  • Colorado River - 3 (CA Side)
  • Colton - 1
  • Fontana - 3 (one with neurological deficits) - SIRF outstanding 9-1-12 & SIRF outstanding for 9-28-12
  • Hesperia - 3
  • Highland - 1
  • Lake Silverwood - 2
  • Loma Linda - 1
  • Mentone - 2
  • Ontario - 4
  • Rancho Cucamonga - 5
  • Redlands - 6
  • Rialto - 5
  • San Bernardino - 1
  • Victorville - 5
  • Yucca Valley - 1

San Bernardino County Drowning Statistics 2011

46 total submersion incidents

  41 child
  5 adult

Number of non-fatal drownings (survived, but could have neurological issues)

35

Number of fatal drownings

11

Number of submersions per city

  • Adelanto - 1
  • Apple Valley - 4
  • Boulder Bay - 1
  • Chino Valley - 5
  • Colton - 2
  • Fontana - 4
  • Grand Terrace - 1
  • Hesperia - 5
  • Lake Havasu - 1
  • Lake Silverwood - 1
  • Oak Hills - 1
  • Ontario - 7
  • Rancho Cucamonga - 4
  • Redlands - 1
  • Rialto - 3
  • San Bernardino - 1
  • Upland - 1
  • Victorville - 3

Event/Speaker Request Form

Click here for the event/speaker request form.

Safe Kids Helmet Grant Application

Purpose

Safe Kids Inland Empire is committed to preventing head injuries and death among children in the Inland Empire. Research shows that 75% of fatal head injuries can be reduced with a helmet. Safe Kids Inland Empire working together with local agencies has the opportunity to reduce wheeled sports injuries and death to the children in our community.

Distribution

Agencies can request helmets for their communities by filling out the request form online. The agency must distribute at no cost to low-income children under 18 years of age living in either Riverside or San Bernardino Counties.

Safe Kids has a limited number of helmets to distribute each year. Each award will be determined based on the type of event and the population served.

Responsibilities of Organizations

  • Distribute helmets at no cost to low-income families living in the Inland Empire
  • Provide education and proper fittings to the children that are given helmets
  • Have trained staff or volunteers on how to fit a helmet properly
  • Provide feedback to Safe Kids Inland Empire of the number of children served and the success of the event or program 
  • The organization shall market Safe Kids Inland Empire during the event or program
  • If awarded, helmets are to be picked up by agency at Loma Linda Mercantile

 

Organizations Will Recieve

  • Helmets to distribute at no cost
  • Helmet safety materials
  • Training, if necessary, to staff and volunteers on helmet fitting techniques

Who May Apply

Schools, law enforcement agencies, PTA's/PTO's, community-based organizations, health care organizations, community clinics, and other organizations interested in helmet safety may apply for the helmet grant.

Click here to complete the application for bicycle helmets.