Friday, February 25, 2011

Children’s Safety Is the Focus at KidSafe on March 19

Fauquier Health will host KidSafe — a health and safety event for children ages 4 to 11 — on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at Highland School in Warrenton. In addition to fun activities, the event will provide important health and safety lessons that will last a lifetime.

Presentations at KidSafe will include:
• Safety at Home (Warrenton Pediatrics)
• Fire Safety (Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company)
• First Aid (Piedmont Pediatrics)
• Bike Safety (Warrenton Police Department)
• Gun Safety (Fauquier County Sheriff ’s Office)
• Body Safety for Kids (Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and Fauquier County Social Services)

Self-Defense for Kids (Karate Sports Academy)
• Animal Safety (Fauquier SPCA)
• Weather Safety (Mike Eckert, from the National Weather Service)
• Safety with Electricity (Dominion Virginia Power)

Children will enjoy live music and have a chance to meet a drug detective dog, as well as some local heroes with the fire department and rescue squad. They will also be able to discover how well they wash their hands with the CSI Germ Glo investigators. Members of the Sheriff’s Office will be offering free child fingerprinting.

KidSafe is a community service sponsored by Fauquier Health, the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary and Highland School.

Register Early for a FREE Backpack!
The first 400 kids to register for KidSafe will receive a free backpack, thanks to a generous donation from the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary. Call Fauquier Health Physician Referral at 540-316-3588 to register today, or go online at

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