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TWELFTH EDITION, 2ND QUARTER 2007
Welcome to the twelfth edition of Home Safety Council Headlines - a look into the Council's latest activities.

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

Home Safety Month 2007 Reaches Millions of Families...
During June, HSC‚s home injury prevention messages reached millions of families across the United States. With its most successful campaign to date, HSC educated families about the top five leading causes of home injury Ų falls, poisoning, fire, choking/suffocation and drowning. HSC encouraged both families and corporations to take a „hands onš approach to staying safe in and around the home with an abundance of resources including new brochures, hand-outs and posters.

Click Here for 2007 Campaign Highlights>>
Click Here to Download the New Home Safety Month Brochure>>
Click Here to Download the New Illustrated Hand-Outs >>


HSC Releases Nationwide Fire and Life Safety Survey...
HSC and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently released the results of the first-ever national fire and life safety education survey. The survey benchmarked the fire and life safety educational services provided by the U.S. fire service, and assessed the current state of educational programming, identifying needs for training and additional resources.

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HSC Awarded Federal Grant...
HSC was awarded a 2006 Fire Prevention and Safety grant in the amount of $1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This generous federal funding will be used by HSC to continue its work to broaden and deepen the network of support for U.S. fire and life safety educators, particularly through local fire departments.

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New Safety Products and Perceptions Research...
As part of its Home Safety Month outreach, HSC commissioned new research to uncover common safety product usage and home safety practices among American families. The survey found that while a majority of U.S. adults think about home safety often, very few actually take action.

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Kid's Prepare America Contest ...
Calling all Expert Network members and teachers! This fall, HSC will be launching a new contest challenging children and classrooms nationwide to get prepared for emergencies. Look for information by mail or visit www.kidsprepareamerica.org to
learn more!


DEVELOPMENT

HSC Partners with H2otStop to Prevent Scalds...
HSC is partnering with H2otStop, a new product from American Valve, to educate families on the dangers of hot water burns and what they can do to prevent them. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 3,800 injuries and 34 deaths occur in the home each year due to scalding from excessively hot tap water. Many people don‚t realize that hot liquids can burn like fire. Children under age five can receive third degree burns from 140 degree water in only one second. Through this partnership, HSC and H2otStop hope to reduce the toll of scalds to children and adults across the country. The new national awareness campaign will kick off during the fall of 2007 and continue into next year.

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HSC and EMBARQ Help Families Make Emergency Preparedness a Top Priority...
Since communication is key to staying safe during severe weather, HSC has partnered with EMBARQ to create wallet-sized emergency communication cards which include space to list important phone numbers and medical information.

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PUBLIC POLICY

Elected Officials Continue to Bring a Hands on Home Safety Approach to The Great Safety Adventure...
The Great Safety Adventure® (GSA) continues the 2007 tour with generous funding from HSC's founding sponsor, Lowe's, delivering the message of home safety nationwide. With continued outreach efforts to communities, GSA has hosted several local government officials from California, Utah, Massachusetts, Virginia and Washington DC.

Click here to read about visits in Washington DC, Virginia, California, Utah and Massachusetts >>