According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, preventable injuries harm more children than all other causes combined.  Kitsap Regional Library and North Kitsap Fire & Rescue are working together to improve the safety of the community’s children through summer reading and other engaging activities in the Summer Safety Scavenger Hunt. 

Children are welcome to join in anytime before the Hunt ends with a celebration at the fire station for the kids and their families who’ve completed the activities outlined here. 

Scavenger Hunt

Water Safety

  • Read a book or watch a video about water safety. Title: ________________________________
  • Find life-jacket fitting tips online. Visit one of the community’s life jacket loaner boards and choose the right life jacket for you. Take a picture and attach it to your scavenger hunt form. Return the life jacket (unless you need one).
  • BONUS: Attend the “Sink or Float” program at the Kingston Library on Wednesday, August 22 from 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

  • Read a book about bicycle and/or pedestrian safety. Title: ______________________________________
  • Call (360)297-3619 to make an appointment to have a new or current helmet fitted at NKF&R’s headquarters fire station. Take a picture and attach it to your scavenger hunt form.
  • BONUS: Attend the “Protect Your Brain” program at the Kingston Library on Thursday, August 8 from 10:30 – 11 a.m. 

Choking Hazards

  • Read a book about how we breathe, first aid/CPR or choking prevention.
    Title: ______________________________________
  • List three ways to save your breath and prevent choking:
    1. ____________________________________________
    2. ____________________________________________
    3. ____________________________________________
  • BONUS: At home, use a toilet paper tube to see what items in your house are choking hazards.  If it can fit through the tube, it’s a hazard.  Take a picture of the most surprising choking hazard, and attach it to your scavenger hunt form.

Motor Vehicle Safety

  • Read a book about car and/or seat belt safety. Title: ________________________________________
  • Find tips for riding safely in cars online.  Visit the fire station on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a car seat check.  Take a picture of you riding as safely as possible and attach it to your scavenger hunt form.
  • BONUS: Attend the “Car Safety with Frank the Skeleton” program at the Kingston Library on Thursday, July 11 from 10:30 – 11 a.m. 

Fire Safety

  • Read a book about fire, fire safety or firefighters. Title: ______________________________________
  • Make or update your family’s home fire escape plan, and practice it.  Take a picture of your family members during the practice and attach it to your scavenger hunt form.
  • BONUS: Call NKF&R at (360)297-3619 to schedule a home safety survey.

 

Complete your safety scavenger hunt, and join us for a party at our headquarters fire station on Saturday, September 7 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Scavenger hunt forms are also available by clicking here, at the Kingston Library, at the Little Boston Library and at NKF&R’s headquarters fire station.