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Youth Safety / Injury Prevention Information & Resources

Mecklenburg County 4-H Supports Youth Safety!

We are privileged to provide 4-H safety resources in conjunction with some of our own local partners (Safe Kids Charlotte-Mecklenburg & Charlotte Fire Department) and their youth safety and/or injury prevention programs.

Safety Curriculum & Activities for Youth

Pedestrian/Bike/Traffic Safety

Heat Safety

Home Safety

4-H ATV Safety Program

4-H Shooting Sports Program & Safety Video

Partner Resources/Events

National Fire Prevention Week

CFD highlights fire safety all year, but even more so during National Fire Prevention Week every October. CFD programs vary each year; however, the Annual Fire Prevention Week Bulletin Board Contest for third-graders is the signature event for this week. CFD joins with community partners to bring this program to children. Winners receive cash and in-kind products for their schools. Registration to compete opens each August. To request registration & obtain complete rules contact CFD Fire & Life Safety Education.

Fire & Life Safety Bowl

The Charlotte Fire Department, Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office, Mecklenburg County Firemen’s Association and many others have proudly conducted the Fire & Life Safety Bowl since 1979. The Bowl consist of public and private Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools that have formed teams (4th and 5th grades) using injury-prevention study materials to compete against each other in a game-show format. The objective is to score as many points as possible by answering questions based on the study materials provided. Thanks to sponsor support, students win prizes and awards. Registration opens in November of each year. To request registration and obtain complete rules contact CFD Fire & Life Safety Education. *4-H provides enrichment activities on the day of the Fire Bowl and sits on the planning committee for this wonderful event both at the local and state levels!