Safe Kids Burke CountySafe Kids Burke County<h2>​Upcoming Events</h2><ul><li><strong>Did you know?:</strong> <span style="line-height:1.6;">You can schedule an appointment for a car seat check at any of our permanent checkings stations. Call for appointment availability:</span><br></li><li><ul><li><p>Burke County Health Department: Address-  700 East Parker Road, Morganton; Phone-  828-764-9219</p></li><li><p>George Hildebran Fire & Rescue: Address- 7470 George Hildebran School Rd, Connelly Springs; Phone- 828-874-4610</p></li><li><p>Valdese Fire Department: Address- 121 Faet Street, SW , Valdese; Phone- 828-879-2103​</p></li></ul></li></ul><div><h2><strong>Overview</strong></h2><p>​​​​The Safe Kids Burke County Coalition is part of Safe Kids Worldwide and Safe Kids North Carolina. Safe Kids is dedicated to the prevention of accidental childhood injury, the number one killer of children ages 14 and under. The Burke County Health Department is the lead agency for Safe Kids Burke County.</p><p>The coalition has members from county and community agencies, including public health, emergency management, law enforcement, fire and rescue and community advocates. Safe Kids Burke County educates children, parents and caregivers through a variety of activities and events.</p><ul><li><p>Child passenger safety inspections (car seat checks) by appointment</p></li><li><p>Child passenger safety presentations</p></li><li><p>Health and Safety fairs</p></li><li><p>Bike Rodeos</p></li><li><p>Medicine Drops</p></li><li><p>And more​</p></li></ul><h2><strong>About Safe Kids Worldwide​​​​</strong></h2><p>Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.</p><p>Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the United States and partners with organizations in 23 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drowning, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, when Safe Kids was founded there has been a 55% decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children 19 years and younger.</p><p>The mission of the coalition is to create safe community initiatives in Burke County through community education and events for children ages 0 to 14 and their parents and caregivers. Safe Kids Burke County offers a variety of information and education on child passenger safety, poison/medication safety, fire safety and bike and helmet safety and more.</p><h2><strong>Permanent Checking Stations</strong></h2><p>Inspections involve checking current installation of child safety seats, checking for recalls and, if needed, a demonstration on how to properly install a child safety seat. Inspections are held by appointment only.</p><p>Please call for an appointment:</p><ul><li><p>Burke County Health Department: Address-  700 East Parker Road, Morganton; Phone-  828-764-9219</p></li><li><p>George Hildebran Fire & Rescue: Address- 7470 George Hildebran School Rd, Connelly Springs; Phone- 828-874-4610</p></li><li><p>Valdese Fire Department: Address- 121 Faet Street, SW , Valdese; Phone- 828-879-2103</p></li></ul><p>We sell new car seats at reduced prices:</p><ul><li><p>Convertibles (Rear & Forward Facing) $60.00<br></p></li><li><p>Combinations (Forward facing & belt positioning booster) $60.00<br></p></li><li><p>High Back Boosters $30.00<br></p></li><li><p>No Back Boosters $20.00</p></li></ul><h2>To learn more about availability and programming or for more information contact Safe Kids Burke County Coordinator, Kristin Beam at 828-764-9219.</h2><p><br> </p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">The Safe Kid</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">s Burke County coalition is a proud partner of Safe Kids Worldwide® and Safe Kids North Carolina.</span></p></div><p>​</p>

 

 

Contact Us<p></p><p>700 East Parker Road<br>Morganton, NC  28655</p><p><strong>​Phone:</strong><br>828-764-9150</p><p><strong>Fax (General): </strong> <br>828-764-9153</p><p><strong>Fax (Medical Records):</strong><br>​828-764-9155​​​</p><p><strong>Hours of Operation</strong>:<br>8am - 5pm, Monday-Friday<br>Please call us to schedule an appointment.</p><p><strong><strong style="line-height:20.8px;"><strong style="line-height:20.8px;">After Hours Public Health Emergency Contact Information:​</strong></strong><br style="line-height:20.8px;"><span style="line-height:20.8px;">​</span></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">I</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">f you need to report a potential life-threat</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">e</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">ning public health issue, situation, outbreak, or disaster, after 5:00 pm on weekdays or on</span><span style="line-height:1.6;"> the weekend, you should dial emergency management's non-emergency number at 828-437-1911 . Please ask emergency management to contact the health director to return your call about a potential public health issue, situation, outbreak, or disaster.</span></p><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">​</span></div>https://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/HealthDepartment/Lists/Website Pages/DispForm.aspx?ID=91https://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/HealthDepartment/Lists/Website Pages/DispForm.aspx?ID=91https://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/HealthDepartmentAshley.Rink@burkenc.org | Ashley Rink | 693A30232E777C6275726B655C6173686C65792E72696E6B i:0#.w|burke\ashley.rink6/3/2016 1:47:21 PM07578aspxhttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/HealthDepartment/Lists/Website Pages/AllItems.aspxFalse

 

 

 

 

Safe Kids Burke County Brochure- English Rev. July 2015http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Health Department/Safe Kids Burke County/Safe Kids Burke County Brochure- English 2015.07.08.pdfSafe Kids Burke County Brochure- English Rev. July 2015
Safe Kids Burke County Brochure- Spanish Rev. July 2015http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Health Department/Safe Kids Burke County/Safe Kids Burke County Brochure- Spanish 2015.07.08.pdfSafe Kids Burke County Brochure- Spanish Rev. July 2015
Safe Kids Burke County Meeting Flyer Jan. 22 2016http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Health Department/Safe Kids Burke County/Safe Kids Burke County Meeting Flyer Jan. 22 2016.pdfSafe Kids Burke County Meeting Flyer Jan. 22 2016
Safe Kids Burke County Brochure- Englishhttp://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published Documents/Departments/Health Department/Health Services/Safe Kids Burke County/Safe Kids Burke County Brochure- English 2014.11.06.pdfSafe Kids Burke County Brochure- English