National safety program targets local kids
Kids can watch a cartoon and learn about home safety during an event Friday at Wal-Mart.
The national program, "I See Safety," runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 1900 S. Pacific Ave.
Keebler and Kellogg - program sponsors - aim to raise awareness about home and outdoor safety. The message touches on the leading causes of child deaths in the home: poisonings, falls, fires and burns, and choking, according to the National Safety Council.
Kids can watch a cartoon video featuring Inspector Collectors. The characters go from room to room looking for safety hazards and train kids to become Junior Inspector Collectors.
Or families may simply pick up a free "I See Safety" clue book. The book has a fire escape grid for families to plan an escape route in the event of a home fire.
The first "I See Safety" event kicked off May 17 and runs until August.
"They're going great," said Aimee Sale, spokeswoman. "We've had wonderful response from kids and parents."