DCF, elected officials, community leaders in Broward County, state partner agencies, police and fire-rescue join together in efforts to reduce unsafe sleep, drowning and other child deaths

Media Advisory:
Feb. 5, 2015

Contact:
Paige Patterson-Hughes
DCF Communications Director
954-375-3354

DCF, elected officials, community leaders in Broward County, state partner agencies,
police and fire-rescue join together in efforts to reduce unsafe sleep, drowning and other child deaths

Feb. 9 meeting launches #SaferBy4 public awareness campaign in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY – The Department of Children and Families, city and county leaders, police and fire-rescue directors, state agencies, healthcare advocates and community partners have joined together in an extraordinary effort aimed at reducing preventable child deaths in Broward County, nearly half of which were due to drowning and unsafe sleep last year.

The campaign’s kickoff event will provide information to leaders and officials, along with the opportunity to take the “SaferBy4” pledge in this effort.   The #SaferBy4 campaign is designed to give cities, first responders and others who interact with families the additional tools and no-cost ways of providing important information to their communities, residents and clients, all in the hopes of getting children safely to their 4th birthday, when the risks are reduced.

  • WHAT: Kickoff meeting to launch #SaferBy4 campaign

  • WHO: DCF, City of Sunrise, the Children’s Services Council of Broward, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Broward Chiefs of Police Association, Broward Fire Chiefs Association, Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Broward Health, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies of Broward County, Broward League of Cities, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Sunrise Police Department, Sunrise Fire-Rescue and other entities

  • WHEN: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • WHERE: Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise

Media are welcome to attend.

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