As winter approaches so does the promise of snow. When families head to the mountains to enjoy snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding and tubing we want to also encourage them to protect their heads by wearing a properly fitted helmet. According to Safe Kids USA, “Helmets, when worn properly, can prevent or reduce the effects of 53 percent of the head injuries suffered by children in the United States while skiing or snowboarding.”
Lake Stevens Fire is proud to offer ski and snowboard helmets at a cost of $25 each which includes a custom fitting. Available sizes include small, medium, and large; and they will fit young children through most adults.
The helmets, provided by Safe Kids Snohomish County, are of equal quality to the helmets found in specialty stores, for a fraction of the cost and come with lined padding and ear covers.
The cost of the helmet goes towards purchasing additional helmets that are stocked and available throughout the winter months. Neither Lake Stevens Fire nor Safe Kids Snohomish County profits from the cost.
Public Educator Jennye Cooper commented, “It’s important to understand that different recreational sports may require different helmets. You wouldn’t wear a football helmet to ride your bike. Ski helmets are equipped with a unique design to help protect against head injuries from ski accidents.”
To purchase a ski helmet, contact Public Educator Jennye Cooper at 425-334-3034 to set up a fitting appointment. The person for whom the helmet is intended must be present at the time of fitting and purchase.
Lake Stevens Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County remind you to take precautions and be safe through the winter season. For more information, visit Lake Stevens Fire at their website www.snosafekids.org.