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Posted on August 22, 2017 at 9:55 AM by Communications Department
A message from the Newport News Fire Department...
As the start to a new school year is just a few weeks away, the Newport News Fire Department is encouraging residents to be extra vigilant on the roads. Children and bus drivers will soon be traveling to and from school every day and drivers should be prepared. Start getting in the habit of leaving earlier in the mornings to avoid rushing and endangering others and be extra aware of your surroundings. According to SAFEkids.org, every day 44 kids are hit by a car while walking in the United States. That’s 16,000 kids hit by a car every year.
To help ensure child safety this school year, be sure to follow these helpful tips.
For more information on back to school fire safety contact the Newport News Fire Department’s Public Education Coordinator, Lisa King at 247-2332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.