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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
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
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
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
Mexico's booming car industry selling unsafe cars

...much as a third in the U.S.Paco de Anda, the director of the Mexican chapter for the accident-prevention group Safe Kids, said Latin American consumers have to pay extra for those protections."Features that are already mandatory in other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-28/mexicos-booming-car-indust
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
Santa Wheels program donates bikes to area children Thursday

...and Everitt said many of the children who receive bikes have parents enrolled in Goodwill's job training programs.Safe Kids East Central also donates a helmet and bicycle safety training to each of the children receiving a bicycle.Bicycles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-10/santa-wheels-program-donates-
Program gives free bikes to 200 children

...blessing."Before receiving their bicycles, children and guardians had to go through a four-step process, three led by Safe Kids East Central, which provided bike helmets and fittings and bicycle safety education. Once they were through the stations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-13/program-gives-free-bikes-200-