For children ages 14 and under, the number 1 health risk isn't drugs or disease; it's injuries. Each year, unintentional injuries kill more than 6,000 children and permanently disable more than 120,000.
Every time a child is injured or killed by an unintentional injury, everyone suffers - the child, his or her family, classmates and friends and the entire community. Sadly, the vast majority of these injuries are not random accidents - they are predictable and preventable. With education, motivation and the support of caring adults, Cherry Hill Fire Department believes that children can learn to be much safer.