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As temps heat up, police remind parents not to leave kids in vehicles

...pull the child to safety before ambulances arrived. That man, Nick Ortalaza, was later honored with the Safe Kids Badge of Courage by Safe Kids Greater Augusta."I'm not going to say a parent doesn't care, but when it comes to leaving a child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-28/temps-heat-police-remi
Prescription overdoses drop in GBI study

...it down to a three-part phrase: Use it right, close it tight and out of sight," Rene Hopkins, the coordinator of Safe Kids Greater Augusta, said. "Each year, 67,000 kids (nationally) are taken to the emergency room for medication poisoning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-05/prescription-overdoses-drop-
Man who rescued toddler receives Safe Kids hero award at Children's Hospital of Georgia

...honored like one Friday when he was presented with the Safe Kids Badge of Courage at the Children's Hospital of Georgia...preventable, according to Rene Hopkins, the coordinator of Safe Kids Greater Augusta."He had the courage to take action...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-18/man-who-rescued-toddle
Father charged after leaving toddler in car

...information on why the sheriff's office delayed filing charges against the father was not returned.Safe Kids Greater Augusta is awarding Ortalaza the Safe Kids Badge of Courage Award at a ceremony at Children's Hospital of Georgia on Friday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-17/father-charged-after-l
Another parent charged with leaving child unattended in vehicle in Augusta

...Hephzibah man pulled a 19-month-old from a hot car on Woodcrest Drive in Hephzibah. The good Samaritan was awarded by Safe Kids; the father, 45-year-old Russell Givens, was booked into jail.In 2013, the sheriff's office reported only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-06/another-parent-charged
Ralph Herndon

...of the Community Service Board of East Central Georgia, Serenity Behavioral Health. He formerly was a member of the Safe Kids Coalition. He was a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. Ralph served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171811697
Cary Russell

...had been a CPR instructor and trainer with the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association. He was active in Safe Kids of Georgia, The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, as well as the Girl Scouts of America. Mr. Russell was...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173374124
Operation Thunder returns to find some traffic problems still high

...night hours without having them in proper child seats or booster seats."The sheriff's office plans to hold complimentary car seat safety inspections in December. Anyone who cannot afford a seat is asked to contact Safe Kids of Augusta.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-11-04/operation-thunder-retu
Biz bits

...HOPKINSAward/honor: Named the Safe Kids Coalition coordinator of the year for 2013 by Safe Kids Georgia.Details: She is coordinator for Safe Kids Greater Augusta, led by Children's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-26/biz-bits
Authorities advise parents to take Halloween safety precautions

...advise parents to check their children's candy before letting them eat the treats.Rene Hopkins, the coordinator of Safe Kids Greater Augusta, said parents should feed children before trick-or-treating so that no one is tempted to snack before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-30/authorities-advise-parents-ta