Public Safety Information
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering its mission of saving lives and reducing loss with information, knowledge, and passion. NFPA offers free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics on their website.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. When we talk about preventing injuries, we’re not talking about skinned knees, bruised shins, and scraped elbows. Those are the telltale signs of a curious child, exploring the world, pushing limits and seeking adventure. But there are things we can all do to ensure that those bumps and bruises don’t turn into more disabling injuries and deaths. You can find excellent videos, fact sheets, research, and safety tips on the Safe Kids website.
The Automotive Safety Program at Indiana University School of Medicine, affiliated with Riley Hospital for Children, directs child passenger safety research, education, and training in the state of Indiana. In addition, the Automotive Safety Program has long been a national leader and expert in the transportation of children with special health care needs. The Automotive Safety Program has also been the lead agency for Safe Kids Indiana since 1997. Among the many child safety resources on the Automotive Safety Program's website is a list of all Child Safety Seat Inspection Stations, searchable by county. If you need a car seat, or just want to make sure yours is installed correctly, start here.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. The CPSC website provides information about recent product recalls and related news, as well as a searchable database of all recalled products.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The AHA is the nation’s leader in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education and training and provides science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. AHA also strives to educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public and advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. If you're interested in learning CPR and maybe saving a life, you can find a training center on the AHA website.