The first annual free and interactive Safe Kids Day at the Door County Fairgrounds takes place Aug. 19, 9 am – 1 pm. Use the Alabama Street entrance. Tour the Center for Childhood Safety RV van to learn household tips for safety-proofing your house or an ambulance from Emergency Services of Door County. Talk with Coastie, the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s water and boating safety friend, or the YMCA about swim safety.
Practice fire prevention in Sister Bay Fire Department’s Fire Safety House and visit the Red Cross booth for preparing for disasters. A Sturgeon Bay fire truck will be open for tours. Door County Public Health Department and UW-Extension will provide safe tips on outside safety, including being safe in the sun and nature.
Have a pet or concerned about your child near animals? Join Peninsula Dog Training and Door County Humane Society for tips and techniques on children and pets. Learn safe car seat installation from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and being safe on your bike from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department.
Youth from “LEAP: Human Kindness Project” will give a presentation for children on bullying prevention on the stage at 11 am.
Complete your Safety Passport pages for a drawing for prizes, including gift cards for bicycles, The Farm season passes, Maritime Museum passes, kid’s DVDs from Quantum PC services, and Culver’s. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase to benefit 4-H programs in Door County. No registration required. Call the Health Department at 920.746.2234 for more information.