Nine out of 10 poisonings among children under 12 occur at home. Children have a way of getting into everything, including household items that can be dangerous.
Some items are familiar to most parents, but with changes in technology and new products being made every day – there are new dangers cropping up for young children that everyone should be made aware of.
The IAFF has partnered with Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen campaign to create this public safety toolkit on poison prevention. This toolkit is designed for affiliates to use to promote poison prevention in their community through social media and to share with local media.
The press release or “ready-made news” is already written and just needs your local’s name and a spokesperson added before it is emailed to your local media.
Facebook and Twitter infographics and posts/tweets are provided to promote your efforts to keep your community safe. The infographics can be used on Facebook and Twitter, shared with family, friends, the media and neighbors and posted on your local’s website. Use the infographics with the posts and tweets to maximize the message.
For more information on preventing childhood poisoning, visit Nationwide’s website.
Contact [email protected] with any comments or questions about using IAFF toolkits.