Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Safe Kids Vermont Programs and Events
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Bicycle Safety Fair Prop Kits
Safe Kids Vermont loans out Bicycle Fair Prop Kits, which include all the basics that you need to host a bicycle safety fair in your community, at no cost. The kits are available at host locations around the state on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a kit, contact the host in your area.
Discount Helmet Program 2014
Safe Kids Vermont works with helmet distributors to offer schools and community providers access to bike, multi-sport and ski helmets at deep discount prices that meet all safety standards. High quality and low prices!
Help keep our kids active and safe! Make a “No Helmet No Ride” rule at home and on school grounds, and make it easier for families to afford helmets by working with one of these great helmet companies.
Contact each distributor directly (see inset box) with your orders and questions. Click on the links for order forms. Mention Safe Kids Vermont when you order to ensure the best prices.
Safe Kids - Helmet Fit Test (Video)
Safe Kids - Helmet Fit Test (Tip Sheet)
Safe Kids - Bicycling and Skating Tips (Tip Sheet)
PHAT for all Seasons
PHAT (Protect Head at All Times) is a helmet advocacy program created in 2002. The original program focused on education and advocacy for skiers and riders to wear helmets for a safer experience on the slopes. PHAT has expanded to a year-round helmet advocacy program promoting helmet use for all sports and recreation for every season. This expansion, and the education and advocacy work has been possible through partnerships with other organizations, such as Local Motion, VASA and the Vermont Department of Health.
Safe Kids Buckle-Up — Child Passenger Safety
Need assistance installing your seat? We can help! Car seat inspections are now being offered at Fletcher Allen.
Inspections are offered Tuesday through Friday, by appointment, at the main hospital campus. Call 802-847-2278 for an appointment.
To set up educational presentations or request other outreach within Chittenden County, call 802-847-1215, or send an email to Ann Weinstein, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on the statewide Child Passenger Safety Program is found at beseatsmart.org.
Fire Safe Vermont
Fire kills people of all ages, but those under age 5 are particularly vulnerable. Fires and burns are one of the leading causes of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under. Fire Safe Vermont:
- Provides leadership, support and resources to communities and organizations statewide.
- Educates families about fire prevention and safety including; smoke detectors, escape plans, and safe cooking practices.
- Provides assistance to programs that distribute free or low-cost safety devices to families.
The Northern New England Poison Center (NNEPC) is a certified regional center serving Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The NNEPC provides fast, accurate information and expert advice. To reach the Poison Center, call 800-222-1222, toll-free 24 hours a day 7 days a week, confidential TTY and interpreter service available.
In addition to answering poison-related phone calls, the NNEPC has a Vermont educator providing community education around general poison prevention tips, medication safety, drug abuse (i.e., prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, street drugs), inhalant abuse and environmental exposures.
For more information, contact Gayle Finkelstein, MSRN Vermont Poison Prevention Educator, 802-847-2393, email@example.com.
Youth Sports Safety Program
Safe Kids Vermont works with the Vermont Athletic Trainers Association to offer sports safety training to parents, coaches, athletes and primary care providers. Trainings focus on a specific sport, injury or audience. To learn more and get connected with an athletic trainer in your community contact us.
Safe Kids Vermont is eligible to apply for grants from Safe Kids USA. These grants provide program materials, giveaway items and at times financial support for specific activities. SKV partners with schools and communities around the state to take advantage of these grant opportunities.
- SKV grants received to date:
- International Walk to School Day (pedestrian safety)
- Halloween (pedestrian safety)
- National Bike Day (bike safety)
- Start Safe Travel Program (pedestrian & child passenger safety with Head Start)
- Sports Injury Prevention Program
- Medication Safety
Learn more about Safe Kid USA grant programs, or contact SKV if your school or community is interested in participating in one of these programs.
|Bike Helmet Program - Bell Helmet Bicycle Order Form||Download PDF|
|Bike Helmet Program - New Truefit Helmet||Download PDF|
|Safe Kids Vermont Bike Safety Fair Prop Kit Hosts||Download PDF|
Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view PDF documents