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LSF, LSPD partners in Trike-a-thon

 

May 22, 2012

Public Educator Alison Caton helps fit a helmet.

Lake Stevens Fire partnered with Lake Stevens Police to help out at Ebenezer’s Annual Trike-a-thon for preschool students. Public Educator Alison Caton represented Lake Stevens Fire and both Officer Brooks and Officer Nelson represented Lake Stevens Police.

Before children started their laps on the bike course, Public Educator Alison Caton explained the importance of wearing your helmet and how to be sure it fits properly. At the conclusion of the event each preschooler had a properly fitted helmet and numerous laps contributing to the event’s fundraiser which helps with some families’ tuition and the school’s supplies.

Public Educator Alison Caton commented, “A properly fitted helmet is critical to keep kids and adults safe. Brain injuries are a serious matter; something as simple as wearing a helmet can prevent such injuries and even save your life.”

According to the CDC and Safe Kids USA, children between the ages of 0 and 4 and adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury which can affect attention, memory, motor-function, emotion and sensation.

A detailed explanation of how to properly fit one’s bike helmet is posted on the LSF website at http://www.lsfire.org. If you are unsure how to properly fit your child’s helmet, please schedule a fitting appointment with Lake Stevens Fire at 425-334-3034 or Lake Stevens Police at 425-334-9537.

 

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