Safe Kids Burke County

Upcoming Events

Did you know that the Burke County Health Department will check car seats without an appointment between 9:00am-11:00am & 3:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesday's and Thursdays? Please call 828-764-9219 or stop by during those times to have your seats checked!

Need tips on buying and installing car seats? View the Ultimate Car Seat Guide from Safe Kids Worldwide!

Overview

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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, which is the leading cause of death of children ages 14 and under. The Burke County Health Department is the lead agency for Safe Kids Burke County.

The coalition consists of 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:

  • Child Passenger Safety Inspections (Car Seat Checks) by Appointment
  • Child Passenger Safety Presentations
  • Health and Safety Fairs
  • Bike Rodeos
  • Medicine Drops

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States.

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.

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.

For more information on Safe Kids Worldwide as well as additional injury prevention tips please go to their website at https://www.safekids.org/

Permanent Checking Stations

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.

Please call for an appointment:

  • Burke County Health Department
    700 East Parker Road
    Morganton, NC 28655
    Phone: 828-764-9219
  • George Hildebran Fire and Rescue
    7470 George Hildebran School Road
    Connelly Springs, NC 28612
    Phone: 828-874-4610
  • Valdese Fire Department
    121 Faet Street, SW
    Valdese, NC 28690
    Phone: 828-879-2103

New Car Seats at Reduced Prices

We sell new car seats at reduced prices:

  • Convertibles (Rear and Forward Facing): $60
  • Combinations (Forward facing and belt positioning booster): $60
  • High Back Boosters: $30
  • No Back Boosters: $20

All car seat sales are final and nonrefundable.

More Information

To learn more about availability and programming or for more information contact Safe Kids Burke County Coordinator, Kimberly Scales at 828-764-9219.

The Safe Kids Burke County coalition is a proud partner of Safe Kids Worldwide® and Safe Kids North Carolina.